This is a great way of making a side table and storing books which would just clutter a book shelf. Instead they make a nice feature piece here. I actually have two of these of my own one I have a square block in between two stacks of books. The other I have a stack of books with on self contained draw placed on top. Really great way of storing books especially volumes as you can stack them in number order. The only issue is when you want one from down the bottom.