I purchased this baker's rack for my front porch which isn't enclosed but is covered. There was basically no assembly required on this item which was great. It fits perfectly in the spot I wanted it for and I know that it is a piece that I will use for years to come. I've moved a number of times so I look for things that will be usable in different settings and for different purposes. I am also a designer so I'm always on the look out, whether it be for myself or a client, for items that can be "repurposed." The only slight ( and I do mean slight) disappointment was that the finish wasn't as antiqued or worn as I thought it would be. I left it alone but this piece (if the color isn't what you are looking for but otherwise like) could easily be spray painted a different color. I'm sure somewhere down the line that is exactly what will happen to mine. Good product and you certainly can't beat the shipping costs!