The tree is very sturdy and stable. It is very big - bigger than I expected. It might get a bit scruffy because I didn’t varnish or paint the wood. But the cats are very happy. I needed help mounting it to the wall - definitely a two person job. Knocked off a star as the Velcro doesn’t adequately stick the cushions to the shelves. I’ll buy stronger, wider strips of Velcro myself. But overall a great investment.