We've been using a boring old expandable metal frame shoe rack and finally decided it was just too ugly to stick with. Came to overstock.com and found this gem. Looks exactly like the picture - no surprises here. It might be useful to note that this isn't finished/polyurethaned or anything. Just raw bamboo. There were no instructions included for assembly, but I had it together in less than five minutes. Three minutes were spent just looking at pieces and figuring out how they assembled. You may need a hammer to *lightly* tap together the pieces if they are too tight to fit by hand.