I was expecting the worst after reading other reviews, so perhaps that's why I wasn't as disappointed. On the advice of other reviewers, we cut out squares of cardboard to line the bottom of each basket. It definitely feels flimsy, but mine had no obvious damage or other issues out of the box. It seemed to be a little bit warped and didn't lay flat against the wall on one side, but that was barely noticeable and isn't an issue now that it's holding weight.For all the negative comments and my initial first impressions of how light and flimsy it was, this thing is surprisingly strong. I have about a dozen magazines in the bottom basket right now (and have for about a month) and it shows no signs of stress. I use it to keep things organised within reach in the living room - one basked for magazines, one for things which need attention, one for incoming mail, and one for miscellaneous things that would gather on the coffee table.So yeah, it seems pretty flimsy, but it's a really nice design, it looks great, and it's holding up okay so far. I really like it, especially for the price. I've just had to make sure to keep the lower baskets sufficiently filled to deter the fat cat, as I'm pretty sure it can't hold his weight!!
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]