You know those silver steel shelves that you can get from Bunnings for about $20 - meant for the shed or the laundry (where mine was destined for). Well, I got rather sick of the kids reading books and the husbands newspapers (our weekly delivery of the Queensland Country Life and the NQ Register. And if you haven't heard of them, I am not surprised - content rural /agriculture based!) all over the place. So I spent a HOUR AND A HALF putting together these stinking shelves...which I think don't look that bad actually! The writing you can see on the wall is where we measure the kids heights (considering transposing to a strip of timber each and relocating to another spot). I threw the kids reading books and sight words from school in the little baskets - instead of dropped wherever they left them or on the coffee table. The newspapers and truck books go on the bottom shelf....and the top shelf hold a few pretties just to try and make the shelf look less like it should be in the shed, and more like a peice of modern designer furniture! :-) It sits near the dining table/kitchen area.