First let me just say that this is an excellent room divider. There are many display cabinet like this out there but the reason this works best as a wall divider are 2 reasons: 1) The construction is very sturdy, notice how the bottom base is wide and with a back support panel 2) If 2 or three are placed next to each other as a room divider, the wide back panels do act like a wall but it's just with a peek-a-boo effect. I got 2 because my studio could only fit two but it works excellent as room divider for me with the excellent design, now I can really feel like there is a divided space between my lounging room and the dining area. Another reason to buy this is that the quality is excellent, real solid wood therefore very sturdy! I hope my review will be useful for all out there with a tiny studio or apartment and in need for something like this piece. Excellent!