I purchased my rack about 8-9 years ago. Identical except the middle metal shelf held bottles of wine. This rack is amazingly sturdy!! Has been through 8 moves to different homes, both intact and taken apart and reassembled. Have been amazed at the overall longevity - you cannot tell it's even a year old, let alone almost a decade! I highly, highly recommend this rack for any need. (It was in kitchens, laundry rooms, and even the garage for a bit.) Definitely a good purchase for the money!