One of the corners was damaged on this product upon arrival (not due to shipping) so I ended up returning it. I was impressed with the flexibility of the design, but in the lowered position the top sits quite low to the ground. This combined with the squarish shape made this piece kind of awkward to use. Also, the corners are sharp and the shiny finish was too industrial for my taste and looks quite fragile. On the upside the hardware is heavy duty and seems built to last.