I had been looking for a bamboo shoe rack for a long time. When I saw this one, I was hesitant to get it because it seemed larger than what I was looking for. When it arrived, I found that it was perfect! It fits nicely by my front door and holds at least 6 pairs of shoes. I had no problem putting it together- the pieces just slide into place. (It was tight at first but then it occurred to me to try the piece on the other side, and they fit together easily.) I would highly recommend this product.