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Terrible paint smell 7+days after assembly; most standard picture books do not fit
Reviewed in the United States on March 1, 2019
UPDATE: after 7-8 days of airing out the room, the paint smell was super strong. We returned the shelves for a full refund.
I like the overall look and color of these shelves for my daughter's room. They were relatively easy to assemble. Unfortunately, there are 2 big issues:
1) Most picture books don't fit:
As we started putting books on the shelves, we realized most vertical facing picture books do not fit on the bottom two shelves. At that point, we had already mounted the shelves and it was too much of a pain to ship everything back. We ended up putting the bigger books on top (not safe) where they could fit. I ended up putting some books horizontally instead of vertically...they stick out like a sore thumb and overall look is messy once books are on the shelf.
2) Very strong paint smell:
When we were assembling the shelves, we opened the windows to let the smell out and assumed the strong smell was because the shelves had been boxed up. The assembled shelves have been up for over 48 hours now and you cannot enter our daughter's room. All windows have been open during the day to air the room out, we have a fan blowing on the shelves...and it still smells terrible. She has been sleeping in our room for a couple of days since as even I get a headache being in the room.