This is a very narrow piece, and thus much better for countertop use. I purchased this for a very tall and deep-ish shelf. Since I couldn't use all that height on my shelf, I thought I would add another shelf to maximize the space. But it is too narrow to accommodate what I needed. I kept it anyways. Overall, it has an industrial quality because of the stainless steel quality. However, I like that kind of look. One of the legs was machined poorly but Overstock quickly replaced the piece. The rest of the shelf went together easily and was very stable. I suspect it could handle a decent amount of weight because of the materials. Overall, the quality is very good though it may be a bit expensive for what it is. And if this is fit for your purpose, I strongly recommend it. But if you're using it to maximize space in a cupboard or cabinet, carefully assess if its dimensions would work for you.