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Oppen 28″ Wide Tall Bookshelf

4.83 (6 reviews)


If you would like a tailored sized piece, please CLICK HERE to get started with our custom shop or just give us a call at 1.888.501.4188.


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Product Description

Every shelving piece of the Oppen line has an open back. Paying homage to some of the best Scandinavian furniture designs, this piece has a clean and unfussy look to it. The thick solid wood shelves provide extra support but also match the substantial frame on the rest of the piece. The open back allows greater flexibility in positioning the piece in your home. It can be placed against a wall but it also can be centered in a room too.

Please note the materials in our photos on this website may look slightly different from the actual wood used in the final product.
Since we use thick solid wood pieces to construct these bookshelves, variations in the wood color are to expected. Before finalizing your purchase, we strongly suggest ordering some real wood samples using our sample ordering page.

Case Construction

  • Solid wood wood used on the sides, top, bottom and shelves of the furniture piece
  • No MDF or plywoods are used anywhere in this particular product
  • Adjustable shelves
  • Clear lacquer coatings provide a protective finish
  • Anti-tip hardware is included with this product


  • Approximately 131 lbs. (Varies slightly due to the different wood species)
Solid Wood Bookcase Shelf--Made by 57NorthPlank Tailored Fine Furniture

Every bookcase shelf along with the surrounding frame of our Oppen line of furniture is constructed from solid wood nearly an inch and a half thick.  This provides exceptional strength and reduces the chance of the shelves bowing under the weight of even the heaviest of books.

Made in Ohio

  • All solid woods are domestically sourced
  • This furniture piece is built at one of our shops in Ohio
  • A minimum of 50% of the hardware used in each product is made in the USA

Remember whether you choose a standard or tailored sized piece we will have it ready to ship in no more than 12 days. If not we promise to refund you 20% of the cost



  • Width 28″
  • Height 79.5″
  • Depth 12″
  • Shelf depth 12″
  • Shelf width 25″

Note: Accuracy to 1/4″

Product Care

This furniture piece is finished with clear lacquer. Use a slightly damp cloth with a mild soap solution to clean the surface then dry with a soft cloth. Avoid using bleach or ammonia. Clean up any spills immediately and try and not let any water stand on the surface.  Because this furniture is made of real wood, both humidity and temperature can affect the fit and longevity of the piece.

For more information on caring for your new furniture you can read this page


If for any reason you are not satisfied with any of our products you have 10 days for a full refund for a standard sized or a 50% refund on a custom sized piece minus any shipping costs.

You also have 15 days from the time of delivery to contact us regarding any defects in your furniture.  We will either replace the item or the defective part. We can also issue you a refund instead of a replacement. For detailed information please visit our page here.


Our rates for shipping are 12% of the total cost of your order. Your products are shipped to your door using a preselected shipping company. We personally package everything in order to prepare it for shipping. We will contact you as soon as your furniture is finished to set up the delivery.  Most deliveries take 3-5 days to reach your residence. For more information, our shipping page has additional details.


6 reviews for Oppen 28″ Wide Tall Bookshelf

  1. Lauren White

    I prefer open back bookcases, especially in a small room. Works beautifully with heavier items and looks beautiful too.

  2. Taylor Lange

    The thick shelves are perfect! I searched forever to find a bookshelf that can hold large books and other collectibles without the shelves sagging. Very pretty in cherry wood!

  3. Andy Biggs

    I love this bookcase! Completely transformed our room. Being open on the back makes it feel less imposing. This bookcase was a great option as I could choose the exact size and not break the bank. It feels very very sturdy. Worth the wait!

  4. Brice Daoud

    Bookcases are perfect with a great mixture of design and solid construction. Cherry to go with black desk and cherry floors. Now a very elegant looking study

  5. Johanna E.

    Feel pretty solid, heavy, the shelves are easy install and reposition

  6. Carol Cattaneo

    Perfect walnut color for what I needed in the family room. Looks airy and modern without the back. Definitely well made and strong. I can’t get over how heavy each of the shelves are. Since we have a vaulted ceiling in the room I added 8 inches to the overall height to increase our storage space. They were delivered and the man who helped out was wonderful and even spent extra time helping my husband mount it to the wall with the anti-tipping kit. Thank you!

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