Overall, the trend in media towers goes toward flimsy. The backs are made of cardboard or pressboard, most guide holes are drilled inadequately or missed altogether and the support seems generally lax. This item is no exception. That said, I found it to be the most adequate of every one I've tried. Trust me, I've been around the block a few times on this media tower thing. This one stands without wobble, sits flush against the wall, and is overall not bad looking. I would, however, be sure you have enough media to fill these shelves as the outside pieces are woodgrain colored and the bad and shelves is black.