3' Wide Short Bookshelf by Smart Furniture

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3' Wide Short Bookshelf
by Smart Furniture

This modular bookshelf by Smart Furniture comes with a lifetime warranty, which makes sense considering it can fit anywhere, no matter what space you occupy in the future. Smart Shelves can be assembled and disassembled without tools and put together again without tools. And they can take a totally different shape because they're made of individual components instead of large static pieces.

Dimensions: 25.25" h x 36" w x 9.5" d

How much weight can this hold?
Each individual shelving space is capable of holding up to 75 pounds without bowing.

Is assembly required?
Yes, but it will be the easiest assembly you've ever experienced. Smart Shelves fit together using a system of slots and dowels that can be put together without tools. We have found that a rubber mallet helps during assembly, and that pliers help during disassembly, but you won't ever have to use power tools or decipher complicated assembly instructions.

How customizable are these shelves?
Smart Shelves are kind of like building blocks. They can be customized in height to the nearest 6" and in length to the nearest foot. To see the dimensions of individual shelving spaces, click here.

If you have additional questions regarding Smart Furniture's policies in general, please see our FAQs page.

**Clearance shelves are sold as-is and are not eligible for returns or exchanges. They may have minor scrapes and/or dents.

Materials & Measurements

Heat-infused melamine with medium density fiberboard (MDF) core construction ensures long-lasting durability, with the capacity to hold up to 75 lbs. per shelf space. Smart Shelves are scratch, dent, and water resistant.

Overall: 25.25" h x 36" w x 9.5" d
Click here to view dimensions for individual shelf spaces.

Environmental Information

Made 100-percent in the USA, Smart Shelves are cut from panels which are manufactured using 100-percent recovered or recycled raw materials. Our suppliers adhere to ANSI formaldehyde standards and have been certified CARB Phase I compliant. Smart Shelves packaging materials are 100-percent recyclable.

About The Manufacturer

Smart Furniture LogoSmart Furniture was originally imagined in the mid 1990s by our founder and chairman Stephen Culp, a Naval Reserve Officer, attorney, and former Peace Corps Volunteer. At the time, Culp was a law student at Stanford Law School. The idea for the company came during a visit he made to Yahoo! during its startup years. The incredible growth Yahoo! was experiencing made it difficult for the company to keep up with the constantly changing need for space reconfiguration.

Culp realized that people needed an easily adaptable furniture system that allowed them to reconfigure spaces to their changing needs. In a small workshop in a professor's garage, he set out to create a furniture system that was both simple to assemble and easy to reconfigure as needed. He succeeded and received a patent on his Signature Line system.

By 1998, Smart Furniture was up and running in Palo Alto, California. Smart Furniture relocated to Chattanooga, Tennessee in 2001, where Culp expanded the company and founded a local manufacturing, warehouse, and shipment distribution system for the company's Signature Line products.

Along the way, Culp's experience in the Peace Corps provided a founding principle of Smart Furniture: Help people help themselves. This simple but effective principle was the basis for a business model he called Design on Demand. Smart Furniture's Design on Demand model was created to give both residential and business customers the opportunity to design their own spaces and customize furniture products to their needs, quickly and easily.

The next step was to make the model come alive through technology on our website, Our website's designer tool, free 3-D renderings, and integrated Google Sketchup technologies combined empower our customers to design, order, and receive everything from individual units to interior layouts, quickly and easily.

The result was a revolutionary solution incorporating state-of-the-art design, e-commerce and fulfillment capabilities that can deliver orders from concept to customer within a week. Such a short turnaround time is unheard of in the furniture industry.

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Stephen CulpStephen Culp is the Founder and Chairman of Smart Furniture, which he began in a garage woodshop while attending Stanford University. Stephen's goal was to create a modular shelving system that allowed businesses and consumers to match their furniture to their needs. The result was Smart Shelves- a tool-free system of shelving components that can be custom fit to your individual space.

In addition to designing Smart Shelves and founding Smart Furniture, Stephen Culp is an alumnus of the Peace Corps, an active participant of the non-profit organization Chattanooga STAND, and a Marshall Fellow.

At Smart Furniture, we believe that customer service is what sets us apart. For those who know Stephen, it's not difficult to see why. Our customer-centric way of doing business can be traced directly back to Stephen's civically-oriented way of living. You can read Stephen's complete bio to learn more about his accomplishments (and non-accomplishments - see final paragraph of bio for a laugh).

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  • Q:

    Can this shelf be mounted to the wall?
    Asked on 12/5/2013 by Emily

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    • Smart Furniture Staff Reviewer


      Smart Shelves cannot be mounted to the wall due to their specific construction and weight. They are meant only to be used resting on the floor or very flat surfaces to provide additional support.

      Answered on 12/5/2013 by Karen G. from Smart Furniture
  • Q:

    For the espresso or pearwood options, does the smart shelf have real wood veneer, or is the wood pattern fake?
    Asked on 7/15/2012 by Brent from Cambridge, MA

    1 answer

    • Smart Furniture Staff Reviewer


      No, the Smart Shelves are made with a melamine laminate for all 6 finishes. With a lifetime warranty they are made to last.

      Answered on 7/16/2012 by Melanie from Smart Furniture
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Smart Shelves come with a lifetime warranty. For more warranty information, please see the Smart Shelves warranty page.