Just moved into a new townhouse with a small galley kitchen and not enough cabinet space. We had the idea to hang our pots n pans to save space. I selected this ceiling mounted rack largely due to the natural wood finish (that is a close match to our cabinets) and the dimensions (fit the space we had available to hang it). The pot rack suspends from the ceiling on S-type hooks that were easy to install and you can decide how high or low by adjusting the location on the chains. The hooks that hold the pots n pans are solid; I found 16 to be enough and liked the swivel style - they work well in a corner location. There is also extra storage on top. I can't remember the max weight but it holds our average kitchen pots and pans and freed up much needed cabinet space.