This was advertised as made in the USA. When I received it, the box read assembled in the USA. Since it's shipped unassembled, I don't even know what that means. The frame is made of a fairly thin gauge steel and the upper and lower halves are held together by the attaching both halves to the middle shelf. The upshot is that only the 2nd and 3rd shelves are truly adjustable. The boards are low density particle board. I painted mine before assembly and placed some 3/8" plywood stringers underneath them to keep them from sagging. All in all it's OK and what you usually get in this price range.