I LOVE LOVE LOVE using ribbon on scrap layouts, altering objects, etc...and I've tried SO many different things to store my spools and loose pieces. Nothing was big enough....and nothing, really, measured up to how I wanted it to "work". It was at a Mega Meet (trade show, so to speak) that I came across this sucker. It was LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT for me. I *HAD* to have it. HAD TO. It was the GRANDDADDY of all things STORAGE! Yes, it is long...you will need wall space. I mean, it isn't like going to take up a whole wall, but I would allow a few feet...at least....maybe 3..here, I just got the dimensions : 36 in. L x 14.25 in. W x 2 in. D (I thought they made a smaller one, though.....?). I filled mine completely upon bringing it home. The main body of it reminds me of a gutter that would be on a house...it is nice and deep for the spools (holds ALL sizes). Then they thread out and held by the bar on the outside. The other REALLY SUPER thing about this IS the clips! Those loose pieces?? There you go. Buy extra clips!! Can't get enough of those, either. TOTALLY worth the purchase. INGENIOUS.