The product was as described and was delivered in pristine condition. Thanks Amazon delivery. The stand can hold average sized pots comfortably. can be stored out doors as well as indoors. Coated with a black coating, which may protect from rust- only long term usage can testify. After using the stand I feel that it can easily last for many years as long as it is not pushed around with the pots loaded on it. I am happy with the quality, though it might seem a bit costly. It looks really good, and better than the visual impression of the photos posted on Amazon.