I needed a handy place for my spices where I didn't have to open a cupboard and dig for them. The "wasted" space behind the stove top looked like a perfect spot. One board cut to fit and some corner braces from the hardware store and "presto" a shelf. The only problem that I've incountered is; when I had the oven fired up for some extended baking time, a couple of the Mrs. Dash spice bottles deformed from the heat.