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Oppen 42″ Wide Bookshelf

4.8 (5 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.  Before finalizing your purchase, we strongly suggest ordering some real wood samples using our sample ordering page.

Case Construction

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


  • Approximately 87 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 42″
  • Height 24.5″
  • Depth 16″
  • Shelf depth 16″
  • Shelf width 39″

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.


5 reviews for Oppen 42″ Wide Bookshelf

  1. Steven Brand

    I ordered two of these bookshelves and love them. The design is clean, modern and solid with the cherry adding warmth to our room. I had them add 4 inches to the overall length—that process was simple and straight forward. The delivery crew was polite and courteous.

  2. Mariah Zelle

    Great little bookshelf! Beautiful cherry color. Seems to be very sturdy!

  3. Amanda Winchester

    We love our new small bookshelf. It it perfect for kids’ books in the nursery. The walnut wood is gorgeous. The only small complaint is how heavy it is even for a smaller piece (I suppose due to it being solid wood). We had to have a neighbor come over to help carry it up the stairs. Still very happy we purchased it.

  4. Calista Renner

    This squat bookcase works perfectly for our family. I had the height customized to be a few inches taller to better fit larger books. The shelf moves easily and they gave us a few extra shelf pins. The first shelf that was enclosed with the piece had a large dent on the top. They were were apologetic and I had a replacement in a couple of weeks.

  5. Elizabeth Schiff

    Chunky and yet attractive bookshelf. I asked the cabinet to be built 12″ in depth instead of the standard 16″. I am really only planning to use it for books next to my bed. The process of changing the size was easy. Maple looks great and the piece is definitely sturdy with the thick wood.

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