My husband and I finally got this handsome beast installed into the brick wall in our kitchen and it looks and functions great! As the previous owner of 2 pot racks in various houses, this is the most narrow of them all but there are some advantages to that. Despite it's incredible weight, the shallow size makes it fairly easy to hold into place and install. It can also be installed a little lower than some others because you likely will not knock your head into any hanging pots while working at a counter beneath it, since the pots hang comparatively close to the wall. I'm not interested in storing anything on the top rack, but you could, of course. Very happy with this purchase.