Considering the price, this shelf offers you a beautiful piece for decorating a room. The quality is fair to poor, however. 1. The product is not very sturdy. The sides are made of soft wood. If you over tighten the shelves during assembly, the screws will over penetrate and start spinning freely. 2. The product will be damaged slightly in shipping. I bought two shelves and both had shipping-related damage. This amounted to cracks in the frame or shelves, which did not compromise the integrity of the structure but created a cosmetic flaw that needed to be covered up with stain. 3. The dowel holes do not align with the frame, making assembly a tricky.