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Lift & Hide Bookcase Storage Chest™

Available in two color options to choose from!

Revolutionary design with safety, convenience, and good looks in mind. Made in USA.

  • Bookcase holds books up to 10" (25.4 cm) tall with a large display shelf on top
  • Designed with a back panel to prevent items from falling behind the bookcase
  • Storage chest features a permanently attached lid that slides up and stays safely out of the way
  • Has over 5.5 cubic feet (0.16 m3) of storage
  • Minimal assembly required
  • Durable poly construction lasts for years
  • Available with pink or red lid
  • Contents not included
Recommended Age: 2 and up
Product Number: 883100
Dimensions: 38.00 H 28.50 W 21.00 D
Weight: 27.00 lbs
Lift & Hide Bookcase Storage Chest™ - Red
Red
Lift & Hide Bookcase Storage Chest™ - Pink
Pink
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Step2Lift & Hide Bookcase Storage Chest™
 
4.5

(based on 38 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to clean (22)
  • Bright colors (15)
  • Fun (11)
  • Lots of storage (11)
  • Durable (10)

Cons

  • Flimsy (3)

Best Uses

  • Toddler (23)
  • Young children (16)
  • Toys (11)
  • School (8)
  • Small items (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (16), Midrange shopper (8), Parent of two or more children (5), First time parent (4), Stay at home parent (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Overall a good storage chest

I have a 1 and 2 year old that both have their own storage chest. They love them and they really do hold a ton of toys. They were easy to set up...Read complete review

I have a 1 and 2 year old that both have their own storage chest. They love them and they really do hold a ton of toys. They were easy to set up (if it would have set up properly...see below) and are easy to clean and very safe for children. The only issue I have is that on one of the chests the door doesn't fit right. It is VERY tight and my two year old can't open/close it. The base of the unit isn't quite wide enough to allow the door to close all the way. I have contacted the Step 2 company to see if they will help. So far, they've just said this is a new design and had me email a picture of what I am talking about...I hope they can do more than that.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Very Disappointed

I purchased one of these lift hide bookshelves for my grandson 2 years ago for our home and wanted to purchase one for another grandson for his home only to find that the quality was...Read complete review

I purchased one of these lift hide bookshelves for my grandson 2 years ago for our home and wanted to purchase one for another grandson for his home only to find that the quality was no longer there. The one purchased 2 years ago and was on display in the store was very sturdy. It was a hard thick plastic and was in one piece. The one I brought home to give as a Christmas gift is going back. It is in 2 pieces (made to be screwed together) which is not a bad thing but it was so flimsy I couldn't believe the difference. I could actually see through the thin plastic. For the price they charged for this toy box I expected better. I think they need to go back to the quality and charge more if the profit margin is the problem.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

It's just ok

By Mom of 2

from Indiana

About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent

Pros

  • Lots of Storage

Cons

  • Flimsy
  • Poor Construction

Best Uses

    Comments about Step2 Lift & Hide Bookcase Storage Chest™:

    We were really excited for this toy box to contain a toy explosion that happened in our house after the kids' birthdays and the holidays.

    I was pretty surprised when I took it out of the box. Right away I could tell how thin the plastic was. Very different from the plastic in the two playhouses, kitchen and two wagons from Step 2 that we have. (We have the white and red one and you could see the floor tiles through the inside of the box if that shows how thin it is!).

    Also, the lid was scratched all over and had lumpy ridges along the bottom of the lid (where you put your hand to open it). It does hold quite a few toys and I love the shelf on top. Just not overly impressed with this item. Still on the fence if we will be keeping it or not.

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    5.0

    Quite Cute

    By Gramma Nikko

    from huron ohio

    About Me Grandparent

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer
    new-bee

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Kid- Friendly
    • Lots of Storage

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Books
      • Toys

      Comments about Step2 Lift & Hide Bookcase Storage Chest™:

      This product is cute, durable, has a good amount of storage. In fact, our 2 1/2 grandaughter used it to play hide and seek before it got filled with toys. The lid that goes up and slides back to stay open is especially nice. We are pleased.

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      4.0

      Great Storage

      By Sarah

      from MA

      About Me First Time Parent

      See all my reviews

      new-bee

      Pros

      • Convenient
      • Kid- Friendly
      • Lots of Storage

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Books
        • Small Items
        • Toys

        Comments about Step2 Lift & Hide Bookcase Storage Chest™:

        I bought two of these storage unit one for my son and one for my baby girl who is on the way. They are great for holding all sorts of things without fearing that the toy box will slam shut on little fingers.

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        5.0

        Best toy box & bookcase in one!

        By Mumzie

        from Toronto, ON

        About Me First Time Parent, Working Parent

        Pros

        • Convenient
        • Durable
        • Kid- Friendly
        • Lots of Storage
        • Quality Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Books
          • Toys

          Comments about Step2 Lift & Hide Bookcase Storage Chest™:

          This is by far the best all in one toy box & bookcase. Perfect size for toddlers and very sturdy! It looks great in the room too.

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          5.0

          Very sturdy & holds TONS of toys!

          By TJ's mom

          from Surey, BC

          Comments about Step2 Lift & Hide Bookcase Storage Chest™:

          This is the best toy storage system we have used. I am planning ony buying one for my daughter too. It holds TONS of toys! We also use the two shelves to display our little people playsets. I like how it is very sturdy, and wont tip over. And safety-wise - the lid has a gap, and doesn't lock. It will be good for years to come!

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          Lift & Hide Bookcase Storage Chest™
          Already Asked: 11 Questions, 27 Answers
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          Step2.com Store asked: Why did you choose this?
          ursula g: step 2 is a great product Apr 11, 2014
          Lora H: it is an awesome shelf/ bookcase/ and toy box. we have one for our eldest daughter and are now purchasing this one for our upcoming new little one! Feb 7, 2014
          Karon H: because of book shelf and brand step 2 Jan 22, 2014
          Maria D: I have had a number of these toy chests for my childcare business. They are wonderful and durable. They are great. I just wish they would make one with a blue lid. For a boy Dec 7, 2013
          ROBBIN A: ITEM I WANTED AND IT WAS VERY EASY TO ORDER Dec 3, 2013
          Lesley C: Durable , cute, matches room decor Nov 28, 2013
          Julie G: recommended by other young parents Aug 4, 2013
          Debra C: Because it was made in the usa Apr 6, 2013
          Danielle C: To store toys in the basement Mar 27, 2013
          A shopper asked: what is this made from ? Feb 21, 2014
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          Maria D: high quality plastic. I have had several over 32 years ]
          of doing childcare. The last, easy to clean and well
          worth every penny. great investment.
          Feb 24, 2014
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          JOCELYN H: Its made from plastic making it easy to clean and stands up well to daily use Feb 24, 2014
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          Bonnie W: It's a hard plastic. It's been very durable. Feb 24, 2014
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          cheree b asked: My granddaughters toy chest came with 2 screws, where do they go? Jan 27, 2014
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          Step2Staff: If you look at page 2 of the instructions for the Lift & Hide Bookcase Storage Chest you will see in picture 4 that the screws need to be put into the back of the chest. Jan 28, 2014
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          Cheree B: There was no instructions in the box, now what? Jan 31, 2014
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          Ronnie P asked: How long has this toy storage box bend on the market? I have a used one and it's very durable. Looks almost new.
          How do I find out how old it is ? Thanks
          Sep 14, 2013
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          Step2Staff: This product has been available for purchase on Step2.com since 2007. Here is a link to find the date code on your product which will tell you when your specific unit was manufactured http://step2.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/243. Sep 16, 2013
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          Ronnie P: I looked all over with a flashlight, not to over look any part of the chest, no markings. Could it be older than 2007. It's not a two part chest its all one unit. If it's older than 7 years it's a tuff chest my 2 year old grandson put it through the course. He likes to climb. Sep 16, 2013
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          Step2Staff: Please call toll us free 1-800-347-8372 Monday - Friday, from 8-5 ET and we will be happy to assist you with this request. Sep 20, 2013
          A shopper asked: Is this suitable for outdoor use? We need a place to store balls and water toys in our back yard. We live in Vegas so the heat is more of a concern, but it rains occasionally in the summer too. Thanks for your time! Mar 27, 2013
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          Step2Staff: Yes - you should bring them in during cold weather. Jun 6, 2013
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          Debi M: Yes Mar 28, 2013
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          Patrice P: What about the cold? Should I bring it in next winter if temps get below freezing? Apr 15, 2013
          michelle l asked: Will the lid stay on and slide back if the shelf is not put on or does the shelf have to be put on for it to work properly? Nov 21, 2014
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          Mallory H: I think its all one piece so there isn't an option to leave the shelf off but I think they do have toy chests without the shelf Nov 21, 2014
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          A shopper asked: Will a blue top ever be available? We currently have a red one, but it doesn't really match our blue race car bed. May 9, 2014
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          Step2Staff: We have a tan and blue version available here: http://www.step2.com/p/Lift-Hide-Bookcase-Storage-Chest-Tan-Blue May 12, 2014
          Reply to Step2 Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
          jacesmomma: I'm sorry, I meant a white and blue option. Thank you for the quick answer though! May 17, 2014
          A shopper asked: Just wondering from a safety perspective...is this product free of BPA and PVC? Sep 22, 2013
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          Step2Staff: This Lift & Hide Bookcase Storage Chest is free of BPA and PVC. Sep 23, 2013
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          betsy asked: I have the one with the pink. Can I purchase just the red part so I can change the color? May 31, 2013
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          Staff: You can purchase these through our Customer Service Department. Please call toll free 1-800-347-8372 Monday - Friday, from 8-5 ET and we will be happy to assist you with this request. May 31, 2013
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          A shopper asked: any other colors? Apr 21, 2013
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          Step2Staff: This bookcase comes in pink and red. We will be releasing an option with cream and navy within the month. Please check back for the color addition. As a side note, I personally own this product in red and I am amazed by the amount of storage room in this product! Apr 22, 2013
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