This plant stand is sturdy and nicely built. I especially like that the shelves will fold back so that you can use the vertical space if you need to , making it much more versatile for various size plants. It is attractive so it could be used as a book shelf or to hold kitchen appliances. However, it did not come in pewter as shown. It is black with a feathered lighter gray green over it. But it works ok for me and it looks nice. So I recommend this item highly.