I want a creative way to store my dishes as I have very little cabinet space. The footprint of this pot stand does not take up much space and the graduated shelves are perfect. I have my big pasta bowl on the bottom, then dinner plates, lunch plates, salad plates, and saucers sized going up the shelves. Bonus is my bright fiestaware looks great sitting on it. Lots of compliments. Easy to put together and sturdy to use.