I have all sizes: small, this one (medium) & large. I have had several for 3 to 4 years. With *strong* direct sun, the exposed wood fades dramatically to an ochre oak color (which I like) . I use them as plant stands with glazed ceramic saucers beneath the pots. They protect carpet and wood floors & raise plants to a more interesting/decorative viewing level. In my foyer, I have stacked a medium sized stand upon the (overly) expensive large stand and placed a "table top" fountain on top. Many compliments. I just wish the price was more reasonable - hasn't changed since I ordered my first stand YEARS ago.*SUPER* well packed! Recommend but they are pricey!