We really like this coat rack. We have had many compliments on the stylish looks. I paired it with a tall black shelf on one side which holds all our hats and mittens in baskets. Although it works very well, there is always a couple of things you wish were different.... I wish the top shelf was a little wider, and I wish it was an inch further from the wall. All the coat racks I looked at were the same dimensions, but they still leave marks from the hangers hitting the wall when my kids take their coats down. I had no problems putting it together or attaching it to the wall. We have had it for about 6 months and it is still very sturdy.