We bought this storage shelf to help organize our garage. It's a decent product but I'm not convinced it lives up to the Extra Heavy Duty claim.. It serves our purpose though. It's so nice to finally get rid of all the bottles, jugs and gardening suppies of the garage floor. It took a while to convince my husband we needed this and even longer to get him to put it together - to the point where we HAD to love it because it was way to late to return it. Overall , I would recommend this if you don't have extremely heavy items to place on it. It seems sturdy enough that a child could safely be near it without risk of it toppling over. In this day and age, i don't have high expectations when searching for item quality.. Even though I'm fairly satified with this storage shelf., I'm convinced there is nothing like the quality and sturdiness of older items.. The next shelf is coming from a garage or estate sale.. something with the quality of days gone by.