I actually bought this end table to use as a small tv and dvd stand for my den. I had looked at the traditional tv stands and did not like the look of them. I put the tv on the top shelve, dvd on the middle and a small stero system on the bottom. The table is very sturdy and very heavy. No need to worry about it toppling over. The scroll work is a nice touch that makes it more attractive. My main complaint is the ease of assembly. It was hard to follow the directions and the middle and bottom shelve are to be screwed into the frame, but there were no holes in the wood to do that. It states in the directions to position the holes in the wood with the frame, but there were none in the wood. I therefore just laid the wood on the metal frame. The bottom shelve is enclosed with metal frame around it. However the middle shelve does not have that support. It is just laying with nothing supporting it around. It can slide out. It is not sturdy unless you have something heavy on it to keep it in place. I do like it very much for what I am using it for.