Rated 5 out of 5 by PTwalker Just what I needed!
I had already gotten the Sonoma Bookcase a couple of years ago and loved it so have been debating getting the Tower for my kitchen for quite some time. I finally decided to get it and am so glad I did! It is very easy to put together, has flexibility on how to configure the shelves and makes a great place for my cookbooks, small appliances, fruit bowl, etc. allowing me to clear things off my counter without taking up too much wall space. I would highly recommend either piece.
April 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 1Undrtheradr At last!
I looked for ages for a tall, slim tower for my kitchen. This fit the bill perfectly. The distressed wood is beautiful and rich looking, and the black metal supports are not overwhelming. It is quite tall, but not obtrusive. I am very happy with my purchase!
October 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by newlifegirl Looks great
Needed s small shelf for a small space and this was just right. The somewhat industrial look was just what I was looking for. Only suggestion was I thought it could have done without the "faux distressing." The wood itself had a warm somewhat rustic look that stood better on its own. Since it wasn't too overdone I was able to position shelves so much of distressing didn't show. That said, I would still have ordered it again - love it in it's just-right spot between 2 windows.
September 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MDO1028 Not your average put-together!
Had been eyeing the Sonoma Tower for a while and decided to buy it when it went on sale online. The box arrived fairly damaged in several places but when I opened it the rest of the way, it was so well packed there wasn't any damage to the tower. Had my doubts about paying this much (even the sale price) for a put-together piece of furniture but I was surprised and totally pleased at the quality of all the parts ... especially those beautiful and substantial shelves. Instructions were great and easy and in no time the "Tower" was fully assembled. What a wonderful addition to my kitchen for pictures, baskets, candles and linens. The "Tower" would definitely be a great additional to almost any room. Don't hesitate to buy this!
September 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Spic48 Great value
This is a truly beautiful book case. The wooden shelves are dark and have a reclaimed look. It is a great size and looks perfect in my Country French kitchen!
March 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DanaC great product - great storage value
I ordered this for my office as I had a very narrow wall space, and it fit the bill perfectly! I stacked it with very heavy product books and it really withstood the weight while looking extremely attractive. The deeper base allows for a variety of materials to be stored as well. Gret value!
December 13, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by IndustrialChic Great for narrow space
Looked forever for a bookshelf to fit in a narrow space between wall and fireplace and this one is great. Love the dimensions height and the wood is easy to clean.
December 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ranchoway This is a practical and stylish addition to my home
I bought the wider version a year or so ago and it holds my TV, books, pictures and various other items and they all look wonderful. I bought this version just a month or so ago and it is in my guest room and holds similar items, if I had room I would put one in my kitchen. I receive many compliments and I am pleased each time I look at it. Because of its light weight I can move it by myself and it even looks great in front of the window( it does not block the light). I think the wood and metal design is timeless and can be used in many different decors.
December 2, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by joannabee Not up to Ballard standards
I was somewhat disappointed in this Sonoma line of open shelving. I purchased the wider version and had a bit of trouble putting it together, as holes were not drilled precisely. The finish on the metal is very cheap looking (factory pebbled texture) and doesn't match the rustic look of the wood. The shelves are nicely finished but, though distressed, they are not antique looking by any means (too slick and regular). The worst part is that after just a few weeks the seams in the deeper shelves are separating. What looked like a bargain piece of furniture now looks ready to be replaced.
November 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by HGTVfan Very nice piece of furniture
I needed a narrow, tall shelf to fit in a specific space, and this is exactly the right piece.
It was very easy to assemble, completed myself in about 45 minutes. Looks great, has lots of space and the adjustable shelves makes it very versatile.
Because it is very open, does not overwhelm the room.
Even though it's open, it is very solid and seems like a nice piece of furniture, not just storage space.
Very happy with it!
June 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by guest12345 Great bookcase - well made
Very happy with this purchase - the towers are well made and very easy to put together. I would say the hardest part was peeling the B (for bottom) stickers off every shelf. The tower seemed to lean a little after we put it up but the nice part is it is pretty adjustable and fix that problem fairly easily.
June 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by moonlight5 Exactly what we needed.
The Sonoma Tower was selected to provide shelving in a narrow space to accommodate a set of dishes. It was not difficult to assemble, looks good and serves the purpose very well. We are satisfied all around, including the price.
May 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by sp2013 looks great, good quality
We bought two of these for organizing our closet. They look great! They feel solid and look like they are made well. They look so good, we've thought of getting some more for an entry way/hall.
May 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by RuthEllen Perfect size, great quality
I had been looking for tall narrow shelf units to use in our traditional home for some time. This is perfect. The construction and materials are quality. Beautiful and strong.
April 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by NW123 Great shelf
Good quality and very attractive. Perfect for any room
March 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by SaraTS Beautiful!
The tower is easy to assemble and is a perfect addition to a small space in our bedroom. A very elegant piece.
January 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by CourtneyKC Sleek and Functional
Extremely happy with the Sonoma Tower. It met all my expectations and was easy to put togher. The adustable shelves are convenient and the wood shelves are a very rich color. I would devinately recommend it.
January 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by greg easy to assemble...nice finish
I was very pleased that it assembled without hassle.
Even though the metal is tubular it look solid and has a nice textured poweder coated finish, I particularly like the fact that the shelves are adjustable.
December 2, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by RoomComposition101 Wonderful vertical storage!
Had to have narrow vertical storage that had strong visual appeal, and with two of these Sonoma Towers, I found just that. Easy to assemble and very sturdy, these pieces added just the right element to my new living room.
November 29, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by clutteredhome1 great tower
Great tower for tall great room corner. I was looking for an open shelf to go in front of a window and this is perfect. My style is contemporary and this is very versatile. I also have the bookcase in my study. Balances better on hard wood I imagine. I have toddlers and it seems a little tippy on the carpet despite trouble shooting the balance issue. Good piece for the price, affordable furniture from the other side of the world, don't know how they do it.
September 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by happyowner Best thing I ever odered from Ballard
Beautiful wood, nice weighty pieces, easy to assemble, everything fit together perfectly. I have wanted it for a long time and was upset when the price was increased a few months ago. So I took advantage of a 15% off sale and have not regret it at all...LOVE it, LOVE it , LOVE it! Wish I could afford a second one...maybe next sale!
September 5, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by CalifCPA Great Product
Handles heavy files, binders, books & file cartons in a busy accounting office without a "heavy" feel. The design is compatible with almost any wood furniture (in this case hand made red oak with dark finish) and it does not look like an "after thought". Clients often ask where it came from which is the best recommendation.
August 15, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by hates2shop Large yet not overwhelming in appearance
I love my Sonoma towers. There is ample space to shelve books and still has room to display pictures and accessories. Not only do they offer adequate shelf
space, the shelves adjust to accommodate large books and tall objects of art. Very pleasing, big and bold without overwhelming the room.
July 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Imashopper2 Exactly as pictured.
I have a large wall in the family room and thought that three of these towers would do the trick - and they do. As mentioned in other reviews - which I read before ordering - they were easy to put together. Tons of styrofoam and cardboard to dispose of afterwards, but it was all worth it. They look great. Sturdy and attractive. I've received lots of compliments on them.
July 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Newman I'd buy this again in a heartbeat!
The tower arrived in well-designed packaging. Assembly instructions were thorough and easy to follow. The quality is outstanding, the movable shelves lend themselves to changeable displays, and the open concept prevents the height from being overwhelming.
July 5, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by DecorFanClub Very nice!
Arrived when it was supposed to and is very attractive. One person can put it together. When finished, it stood a little unevenly so I did have to put a small pad under one leg--but that's a small and easy fix.
June 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Yankeelover64 Perfect!
Having redone our living room we knew we needed to add some height to the space without additional bulkiness. We purchased two of these towers and are very pleased with the look and quality. We are pleased with the cherry finish and heft of the wood shelves. We had only minimal difficulty putting together the first tower and the second one went together easily. These shelf units have already garnered many compliments in our home.
June 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by ComparisonShopper Attractive appliance storage, holds a lot but isn't overwhelming
I really needed more storage in my small kitchen and this fit the space and my needs perfectly. It is very sturdy and I really like the wood and black instead of the utilitarian look of stainless steel other pantry towers had that I saw elsewhere, since I have no separate pantry room and it is on full display. It went together easily and looks very classy. I love it! I especially like that I can adjust four of the seven shelves if I decide to store other items on it later. This was my first, but definitely won't be my last order from your company!
March 16, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Campbell650 Goldilocks is happy with this tower!
I had very specific requirements for my kitchen/entryway area: a narrow bookcase, open structure so that it didn't close the space in too much, taller than average, and too costly. The Sonoma tower is a perfect match! It assembled easily right out of the box, fit the space nicely, and has become a regularly used feature in our kitchen. The construction is solid: good coating on the metal structure with no holidays and the wood shelves are thick and beautiful on either side, distressed or smooth. After scouring the internet, it was nice to find something just right!
March 7, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by ShoppersGuide Love It!
Item has the Ballard quality I know I can count on, but I hesitated purchasing at first due to the "assembly required". However, the assembly was very straightforward, intuitive and well-explained. I did it myself in 1 hour. I searched a long time and this shelf is well-worth the price, I never saw anything else as close in quality for the price.
March 4, 2012