I purchased this to place in the kitchen for use as a plant stand. It was easy to assemble, but you need 2 people to do it. I liked the fact that my recycling bins fit perfectly under this and that was something I was specifically looking for. I didn't want to spend a lot of money or get real wood in the event that the plants leak when watered. I am happy with the purchase and it was a pefect fit for what I was looking to use this for.