The white shelf is sturdy and even through it looks like it may not hold too many things — it does. I use is in my kitchen and it’s holding up all our rice dala in one sections. Very impressed with it. It was easy to use and what’s more helpful is that it’s customisable which means you can decide how large or thin your shelf will be! It’s up to your imagination. It’s like adult Legos which help in storage. The look is very beautiful! And can be adapted in any room in your home. We installed most of them as a long Kitchen shelf and the left overs we made a shoe shelf. I just wish they gave more joints!