I bought this to use on a shelf where I stack four frying pans and then a set of storage bowls. I put the two largest pans on the bottom, two smallest pans above on the next shelf, and the bowls on the top. Makes access a lot easier. However, I have this corner shelf about an inch away from the corner: my largest frying pan fits better this way and I use the inch to store lids for my bowls (lids hang from a nail). My largest frying pan is 12 inches.