I bought this piece to use as a pantry/porch/hold-all-the-odds-and-ends storage deal, and it works beautifully. One thing I love about it is that it's light in color, and that you can look through it and see what's in there. I have it in my teeny-tiny apartment, and these qualities keep the place from looking over furnished. I'd say it's a solid piece, sturdy. And it was easy to put together, with it's own included allen wrench -- though I did need a flat head screwdriver a few times . The craftsmanship isn't exactly top-notch, however: one of the screws (or is that bolts?) wouldn't go in because the hole had been drilled a little too low. I tried to ghetto it in there: no luck. Fortunately, it was the least important place for a bolt (or is that screw?), so I just left it off and the thing is still structurally sound. Also, the condition of the box and packing materials made me think it had been sitting around a long time. I'm actually amazed that the baggie of screws was intact and didn't fall out of the rather deteriorated cardboard box. Bottom line: this piece is very nice looking, and it made my living/dining area approximately one billion times more organized and pleasant. Plus, for the money, it's a fabulous deal.