Eileen Shelf by BDI


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Eileen Shelf by BDI
designed by Matthew Weatherly

Eileen Shelf At A Glance:
This gracefully leaning shelf looks great alone, and looks even better when put together in multiples to create a complete shelf system. It leans against the wall securely - hence the name. The Eileen Shelf by BDI is available in 3 wood finishes with grey-tinted glass shelves and an all white option with a white frame and white glass shelves.

What's To Like:
Shelves normally feel like they take up a lot of space, with their weighty look and thick shelves. The Eileen Shelf takes up a lot less space in the way the room feels, with its thin, strong tempered glass shelves.

What's Not to Like:
It's a minor quibble, but the shelves aren't adjustable. We're getting over it, though.

The Bottom Line:
At home in any room, the Eileen Shelf rests securely against the wall and its tempered gray-tinted glass shelves (on the 3 wood finishes) are perfect for books or for displaying your favorite items.


  • Overall dimensions: 74" h x 34.25" w x 18.25" d
  • Top shelf spacing: 12.125"
  • All other shelves: 13.75"
  • Tempered glass shelves hold up to 50 lbs
  • Some assembly required

The BDI Eileen Shelf is also known by the following manufacturer Item Number: 5156.

Materials & Measurements

BDI Eileen Shelf DimensionsMaterials:
Natural wood veneer with tempered glass shelves.

Overall: 74" h x 34.25" w x 18.25" d
Shelf height: 13.75"

Assembly Instructions

View BDI Eileen Shelf assembly instructions.

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About The Manufacturer

BDIThoughtful design; sleek lines; material quality that is without peer. Becker Designed Inc. was founded in 1984 by Bill Becker with the goal of making top-notch modern furniture design accessible to the public. They've succeeded. With the most functional, well-engineered, and attractively designed TV stands on the market, BDI has raised the bar to an impressive height. Features like flow-through ventilation, IR-friendly glass, integrated wheels, and removable back panels are just a few of the innovative ways BDI has discovered to make the TV stand that much better. Today, BDI is best know for its home entertainment systems, but it has also applied its vision and craftsmanship in its lines of tables, shelving, and mirrors. BDI is located in Chantilly, Virginia.

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Matthew WeatherlyMatthew Weatherly
Heavily influenced by Danish modern style, Matthew studied Scandinavian design, architecture, and woodworking at Denmark's Design School and holds a degree in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute. Inspired by his love of Nature, Matthew's designs have become known for merging maximum functionality with minimal materials, always striving to do more with less.


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Great modern bookshelf


from Austin, TX

Verified Buyer

Comments about BDI Eileen Shelf:

Very nice simple and modern bookshelf. Super easy to put together, took no more than 15 minutes. Once assembled it's solid and sturdy - it seems like it will last. Gets lots of compliments.


Easy assembly, looks great


from Florida

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    Best Uses

    • Large Rooms
    • Medium Rooms

    Comments about BDI Eileen Shelf:

    Although you assemble the bookshelves these aren't Ikea type junk. Very easy to assemble. Feels solid. Looks great.

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    • Couple No Kids

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    Shipping & Delivery

    Options are good. Here are your 2 shipping options:

    Free Front Door Delivery: Free

    Front door delivery service means that your item will ship as quickly and safely as possible from our warehouse to your garage or primary entrance. If you live in an apartment building, the item will be left in the lobby. Prior to delivery, our shipper will contact you using the number provided to us during checkout to schedule a delivery appointment. The driver will unload the item from the truck and place it at your door. Keep in mind that this service does not include product placement inside your home, debris removal or assembly, so if you need one of these options be sure to check out our shipping upgrades or contact us at 888-467-6278 for a custom quote.

    In Home Delivery: $59.00 per item

    In Home Delivery Service
    In Home delivery is a cost efficient way to have large or fragile items delivered to your room of choice. When your order reaches the local station in your area, the delivery agent will call to schedule a four hour delivery appointment. Caveat: If you need debris removal or light assembly (30 min max), you may want to consider our White Glove service.

    Package Information:
    Dimensions: 80" x 17 x 9"
    Weight: 107 lb

    Assembly Instructions:
    View Eileen Shelf assembly instructions.

    Product Q&A

    Q: How much weight will each shelf hold?
    A: Each shelf will hold up to 50 pounds.

    Q: Is assembly required?
    A: Yes- you can find details in the assembly instructions section below.

    Q: Can this be secured to the wall?
    A: Yes, using a wall anchor and inconspicuous restraint straps, you can fasten the shelf to a wall. Instructions on how to do this are included in the assembly instructions.

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      Hello, can this be wall-mounted, off the floor (above a toilet is what i have in mind).
      Asked on 8/21/2012 by caroline from big island of hawaii

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      • Smart Furniture Staff Reviewer


        No, the Eileen Shelf is made to be leaned against the wall and resting on the floor. It is not made to be mounted on the wall.

        Answered on 8/21/2012 by Karen G. from Smart Furniture
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    The Eileen Shelf is warranted for 3 years from the date of purchase.