This was of course, for use in my kitchen. It is ideal for storage, canister sets or whatever else you may wish to put on it. I did buy a microwave (1.1 cubic ft.) that I thought would fit on the shelf. Unfortunately, the microwave was a little less than 1 inch too tall for the shelf. However, I put other kitchen accessories on the baker's rack and made room for the microwave on the countertop. All in all, I am happy with the product and its quality. It looks good and is sturdy enough to handle moderate weight of kitchen appliances, large boxes of garbage or storage bags, etc. Just make sure if you are buying this because you want to put a microwave on the shelf, make sure you measure the height of the microwave, and know the height of the center shelf to ensure it can accomodate it.