I needed a place to hang towels outside my shower door because their aren't any towel bars within reach. This pedestal towel bar is perfect. I can position it right by the door so I can reach my towel as I come out. It is very sturdy. I have two large heavy towels on it and it holds them with no problem. The bar is strong and steady, I don't worry about tipping over. Best of all it looks great! This is a quality product and I am very pleased I purchased it. It is pricy but you will not be disappointed.