Post # 1
I’m trying to decide between Pottery Barn and Crate & Barrel for leaning bookshelves. Feeling confused as to which one would have better quality. The PB looks sturdier in the stock photo but I’m reading that MDF is flimsy. The C&B, which I’d get with the bar in the middle, looks like it might be cheap construction in real life. Both are similar prices. Any advice on which one to get? Thanks!!
Crate & Barrel
Post # 2
Jewelieee: My husband and I bought the set from Crate and Barrell just over 3 years ago. We love these bookshelves!! We actually have them seperated throughout the house (bar is in the kitchen, 1 bookshelf is in our family room and the other is in our office.) They are really sturdy and I think they look more stable than the Pottery Barn ones because of the solid piece across the bottom. In person, they do not look cheap at all.
In the end, both are really nice sets and I don’t think you can go wrong with either of them.
Post # 3
Ms_Moose: Thanks for your reply! I’ll make sure to go check out the C&B in person before making a decision, sounds like it’s worth it. 🙂