The item is exactly as pictured and described, and "assembly" took all of two minutes. It is very strong, with one bottom shelf capable of holding 15 2-liter bottles of soda (one of its intended uses). However, it took Overstock 6 days to get it to the shipper and 5 days for the shipper to get it to me. The box (and therefore the rack) was damaged in transit. Also, the bottom of the legs were rusting a bit. Because the damaged shelf could be pretty well straightened with a man's strength and the proper tools, I didn't attempt to return and reorder, as the rack is exactly what I wanted. I recommend floor protectors due to the weight of the rack and its assumed contents. This was my first experience with Overstock.com, and, overall, I was pleased.. I will use again, but this time I won't expect the 4-day delivery I get from other well-known sellers.