I bought this shelf along with the Fremont Cubbie Bench and I must say it looks beautiful in our entryway. I put picture frames and vases in the cubbies and love it! The hooks are perfect for our guests' coats/jackets. My only complaint is that the backing of the shelf only goes halfway...I would prefer the back of each cubby to either be all wood or all open. It's hardly noticable with things in the space though. I would recommend this product to a friend ;)
While I wasn't too interested in those traditional-appearing coat racks that look like they belong to my grandparents' houses, I needed a coat hanging stand that would serve its purpose for our outer garments that usually ended up laying on top of sofa. This is not too fancy, nor is it floppy. It has enough hanging hooks for all of my family members, and its heavy and sturdy enough to withstand most of clothing weights. It was a good buy.