This is a really great piece - perfect size (so many other shelves we looked at are way too short and don't make good use of space). The shelf on top really fully maximizes space well. The wood finish is a nice, antique-y color, the twist in the metal adds nice detail. The two different depths on shelving makes it more versatile and the middle shelf can actually be like a work surface. We put it in our laundry room with baskets and decorative fabric cube boxes to dramatically improve organization. HOWEVER - the holes drilled in the shelving have metal anchors to assemble and secure the shelving screws and they were not correctly lined up. My husband and I are very handy and have a lot of tools and were able to make it work. I do not think a majority of people could have done it and would have been forced to exchange it. If we had not been able to work it out, I would have asked for an exchange rather than a straight return because the piece is nice and worth it. Once you are ready to re-organize, though, you don't want to wait. The piece looks like it might be heavier than it is. The metal is lightweight (not flimsy), which is actually an advantage because you can move it if need be, even with items on the shelves. In all, it is great to look at - just not so much on the putting together. You put it together once, though, and look it a long time...so, depends on if you are willing to go through a little of assembly pain to have it in your home.