The stand is neat, sturdy and well-made. It serves the purpose to keep the cello out of the case. That means my children could easily reach the instrument and play it. The stand is well packed in a trapezium box with the size like a pizza box. However, I was a bit shocked about the packaging. I ordered 2 stands, it is like 2 pizza boxes. but they came with a big box (53x45x25cm) + a lot of brown paper. In environmental and shipment charge point of view, it is a lots of waste.