I love love love this shelf unit! I have been wanting to finish my kitchen and was told that I cannot put cabinetry above the butcher block countertop area because behind that wall on the right side is the fuse box. I was bummed out for a while and was looking for the types of shelves that would hang from the ceiling and found them to be incredibly expensive and they didn't hang down low enough from my 10 foot ceilings to be practical. Because this unit is 6 feet tall and you only need 2 screws at the top of the unit to secure it in place, I thought I should try it. My husband and I put it together the moment it arrived and it was as easy as can be. from the moment I stood it up on the counter and felt how sturdy it was I was certain that the two screws holding it onto the wall would finally add some interest on that side of my kitchen. I included a couple pictures because although it is not advertised that it can sit on top a secured piece of furniture, it may give all you DIYers some creative ideas. My suggestion is to put a tablecloth on a big table and balance it out by doing the top shelf and then the bottom one. Oh, and use a electric screwdriver with a hex bit - for the love of God. Easy Peezy! The instructions are incredibly easy and almost fun read to put together. You really do get a lot of bang for your buck with this one.