I read many reviews on this particular coat rack and finally narrowed it down to this choice. It is sturdy and wrought iron as stated. I have several coats and jackets on this rack. I am not afraid of the arms bending or breaking because it cannot take the weight on the heavy coats. It is holding up and not only that it is an attractive piece gracing my foyer with a little flair. I would highly recommend this product. It is also very simple to assemble. If you are thinking about it get it you will not be disappointed.