Sauder Beginnings 5-Shelf Bookcase, Soft White

US $44.00

Availability: In Stock

UPC: 042666155946

Brand Name: Sauder

Product Model: 415542

Product Category: Bookcases

Add storage and style to the bedroom, living room, den, TV room or home office with the Sauder Beginnings 5-Shelf Bookcase. It has a clean, contemporary design with five total shelves, including three adjustable shelves and two stationary ones. The unit comes with a solid back panel for secure storage. Each Sauder Beginnings bookcase is made from engineered wood.
Contemporary design
3 adjustable shelves with 2 stationary shelves
Enclosed back panel
Engineered wood
Assembly required
1-year limited warranty
Dimensions: 24.567"L x 11.496"W x 71.181"H
Sauder white bookcase model# 415542
  • Width: 24.5
  • Multi Pack Indicator: No
  • Battery Type: Does Not Contain a Battery
  • Model No.: 415542
  • Shipping Weight (in pounds): 56.057
  • Product in Inches (L x W x H): 24.567 x 11.496 x 71.181
  • Walmart No.: 551748165

Can you add extra shelves?

Is it possible to order and add another shelf?


Answer : I bought a shelf at Lowe's for $5 and the pins for 60 cents. It had to be cut off 1/2"


Answer : Not that I found but you could easily make one and install. Plenty of room for one more shelf.


Answer : The unit has many, many dowel holes on each side for shelf location....I see no reason why Sauder wouldn't sell/ship additional shelves & support dowels. If not, have one cut to size at local Home Depot/Lowes type store & use generic dowels. Should work well.


Answer : yes


Answer : Sure. Building supply houses sell shelving stock - white melamine. I just used what I had and painted it, then went to building supply to get extra pegs. Easy!


Answer : I now have an answer to my own question. I called the manufacturer. They said that the only way I could get shelves from them is that if one was missing or damaged in the carton. They will not sell extras. My guess is they are worried about liability issues. I found a similar shelf unit from Sauder. They will sell extra shelves.


Answer : If they have extras, I don't see why not-there is plenty of space.



What is the depth of this shelf unit?


Answer : The depth of the unit I bought is 11 1/2 inches.


Answer : 11 1/2"


Answer : Assembled, depth 11.5 inches


Answer : The depth of the shelves is 11.5" - we just wrote a review about how they are very unstable. We bot L brackets and connected them to the fixed shelves which helped with the side to side swaying. We don't trust them to be free standing. They need to be anchored to the wall ESPECIALLY if there are any safety issues.



What is the inside width of this unit? I need the measurement from the inside wall to the other insi


Answer : Inside, side to side, is 23 1/2 inches


Answer : 23 in


Answer : 23 3/8



Great value & easy to assemble!

I purchased 2 of these in white to stack folded clothes on and it gave me exactly what I needed to compliment our white hanging racks. Of course it is just particle board and cardboard backing with stickers to cover screw holes, but it's fine for a closet. It could use one more shelf though. It ships in a sturdy box with hard corner protection and shrink wrap so it showed up without any damage.


Good value for the money

Delivery was much swifter than estimated, and all parts were included in very sturdy packaging. This bookcase met my expectations as far as looks, quality, and ease of assembly. I did secure the top unit to a wall stud as recommended by the instructions to be on the safe side. I would recommend this unit as a good buy for the low cost.


I bought 2

this bookcase is exactly what I was looking for. In fact I reordered another. I find it a great value for the price. It does need another self or 2 for what I'm using it for.


Sturdy good looking bookcase

The only problem I have with this is it could use another shelf but I can buy one to put in. Otherwise I would highly recommend this product. For the price you can't beat it!!!


Nice! Sturdy, Easy to Assemble.

No problems, nice bookcases, great price!


well worth the money

easy to assemble...arrived in perfect condition...no missing parts.....sturdily constructed


Cheaply made but functional

It was somewhat easy to put together, but required 2 people and came out a bit crooked. It is cheaply made and you can tell the backing is cardboard. It is made of press board, so it's a really heavy package. The finished side could be put on the top as well, but it's not, which is annoying. Overall it is functional, but you get what you pay for. It's definitely a piece for a college dorm or kids room, or maybe garage or kitchen functional piece, I wouldn't put it in the living room or anywhere you want to give the illusion of having nice furniture.


Definitely needs to be anchored to wall

We bot 2 of these bookcases because they fit the space we needed. After we put 1 together we were shocked at how unstable it was - it rocked side to side with just the slightest touch. We purchased some L brackets and reinforced the fixed shelves & that helped a great deal. We still don't fully trust them to be free standing so will definitely anchor them to the wall. Probably should have just returned them but didn't want to go through the hassle and they fit the space perfectly.


It goes together fast!

I put it together by myself and had no problems.


wasn"t too hard to put together

the only thing I would want on this is one more shelf. other than that, it was what I needed


I have used this brand for years for bookcases,

I have used Sauder before and I am always pleased with the bookcases, etc


Awesome!

This was easy to put together and is made very well. It is fully loaded with books and it is sturdy and looks great.


Great piece for the price!

This bookshelf is exactly what we needed! Not the best bookshelf I've ever seen but quite nice for the price. Better than I expected.


Terrific bookshelf

I purchased the bookshelf to hold my many craft books and miscellaneous craft supplies. The bookshelf was easy to assembly, is sturdy and a nice looking addition to my sewing room.


Perfect unit for a narrow space

I needed a shelving unit that was under 3' & preferably over 6'. This unit was about 1/3 the price of others I was scouting & was easy enough to put together. It is sturdy enough & other than the standard cardboard backing, the sides & shelves should stand up well for years to come. Perfect for my needs.


This was a perfect addition my day care

I put this shelf together all by myself, since I didnt want to wait for my husband to do it after work, and it was pretty easy except I made the mistake of putying the two lower side shelves inside out and was not able to put any shelves on the lower half of it but worked out good to my advantage because my day care toddler cant reach lots of contruction paper and markers so i liked that, i also used the screws to drill it to the wall this added extra stability!


Great for the price!

If you are careful to read the instructions and look carefully at the pictures, assembly is not that hard. Cabinet looks great, functional, and all for a very reasonable price.


inexpensive and does the job

I needed extra shelving in a hurry and didn't want to spend a lot of money. I ordered 2 of these and it worked out great.


Just needs one more shelf to be perfect

Easy to set up, but I thought I'd like to have one more shelf. It ends up a little strange looking with giant openings in one area and small ones in the other. I made my own additional shelf.


Love it

Love the furniture in my daughters room- looks great!!!!!!


I have used this brand for years for bookcases,

I have used Sauder before and I am always pleased with the bookcases, etc


wasn"t too hard to put together

the only thing I would want on this is one more shelf. other than that, it was what I needed


It goes together fast!

I put it together by myself and had no problems.


Definitely needs to be anchored to wall

We bot 2 of these bookcases because they fit the space we needed. After we put 1 together we were shocked at how unstable it was - it rocked side to side with just the slightest touch. We purchased some L brackets and reinforced the fixed shelves & that helped a great deal. We still don't fully trust them to be free standing so will definitely anchor them to the wall. Probably should have just returned them but didn't want to go through the hassle and they fit the space perfectly.


Cheaply made but functional

It was somewhat easy to put together, but required 2 people and came out a bit crooked. It is cheaply made and you can tell the backing is cardboard. It is made of press board, so it's a really heavy package. The finished side could be put on the top as well, but it's not, which is annoying. Overall it is functional, but you get what you pay for. It's definitely a piece for a college dorm or kids room, or maybe garage or kitchen functional piece, I wouldn't put it in the living room or anywhere you want to give the illusion of having nice furniture.


well worth the money

easy to assemble...arrived in perfect condition...no missing parts.....sturdily constructed


Nice! Sturdy, Easy to Assemble.

No problems, nice bookcases, great price!


Sturdy good looking bookcase

The only problem I have with this is it could use another shelf but I can buy one to put in. Otherwise I would highly recommend this product. For the price you can't beat it!!!


I bought 2

this bookcase is exactly what I was looking for. In fact I reordered another. I find it a great value for the price. It does need another self or 2 for what I'm using it for.


Perfect unit for a narrow space

I needed a shelving unit that was under 3' & preferably over 6'. This unit was about 1/3 the price of others I was scouting & was easy enough to put together. It is sturdy enough & other than the standard cardboard backing, the sides & shelves should stand up well for years to come. Perfect for my needs.


This was a perfect addition my day care

I put this shelf together all by myself, since I didnt want to wait for my husband to do it after work, and it was pretty easy except I made the mistake of putying the two lower side shelves inside out and was not able to put any shelves on the lower half of it but worked out good to my advantage because my day care toddler cant reach lots of contruction paper and markers so i liked that, i also used the screws to drill it to the wall this added extra stability!


Great for the price!

If you are careful to read the instructions and look carefully at the pictures, assembly is not that hard. Cabinet looks great, functional, and all for a very reasonable price.


inexpensive and does the job

I needed extra shelving in a hurry and didn't want to spend a lot of money. I ordered 2 of these and it worked out great.


Just needs one more shelf to be perfect

Easy to set up, but I thought I'd like to have one more shelf. It ends up a little strange looking with giant openings in one area and small ones in the other. I made my own additional shelf.


Love it

Love the furniture in my daughters room- looks great!!!!!!


Terrific bookshelf

I purchased the bookshelf to hold my many craft books and miscellaneous craft supplies. The bookshelf was easy to assembly, is sturdy and a nice looking addition to my sewing room.


Great piece for the price!

This bookshelf is exactly what we needed! Not the best bookshelf I've ever seen but quite nice for the price. Better than I expected.


Awesome!

This was easy to put together and is made very well. It is fully loaded with books and it is sturdy and looks great.


Good value for the money

Delivery was much swifter than estimated, and all parts were included in very sturdy packaging. This bookcase met my expectations as far as looks, quality, and ease of assembly. I did secure the top unit to a wall stud as recommended by the instructions to be on the safe side. I would recommend this unit as a good buy for the low cost.


Great value & easy to assemble!

I purchased 2 of these in white to stack folded clothes on and it gave me exactly what I needed to compliment our white hanging racks. Of course it is just particle board and cardboard backing with stickers to cover screw holes, but it's fine for a closet. It could use one more shelf though. It ships in a sturdy box with hard corner protection and shrink wrap so it showed up without any damage.


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