I searched all over the internet for a smallish freestanding pantry that could fit in a nook of my kitchen. I got this one ultimately because I liked the shelves in the doors. They are great for spices and small dried goods. The main problem is that the unit is not sturdy. Once it is filled, if you open a door it leans to that side. Also, the space inside is split between the door shelves and the main shelves. So the upshot is that the main shelves are not very deep at all. There is just enough space on one row to hold 3 packages of flour/sugar. It took a long time to put together, mainly because of all the shelves in the door. The directions aren't great and it just isn't that well made. I agree with the other posters about that. It fills my needs for now - it looks cute and provides much needed storage. But it probably won't be traveling with me next time I move.