I purchased this shelf to display a set of pocket watches. I wanted something open with multiple shelves. This shelf is well-made. It is solid wood (as opposed to pressboard). This makes the shelf a bit heavy, but I am sure it will also last a lot longer.
I discovered it is hard to find a wood wall shelf that accommodates "knick-knacks"--the few wall shelves available are usually not made of wood or the height between shelves is not enough for any but the smallest items. This wall shelf is substantial in construction and attractive in looks. It would be nice to have a wood backing to the shelves, but I was happy just to find this one.