Excellent for a quick set of shelves
I'm using these engineered boards, cut to 32" long, as bookshelves.
Even unfinished they have a pleasant blond color. The faces show clear, perfectly straight "grain." Unless you look very closely or at the ends, you can't tell that it's not hardwood or that it's engineered.
The boards are light and very strong for their size, compared to hardwood.
Note that the boards will give off a faint glue odor for the first couple weeks.