Can be used for quilts which is what I used it for, twin size. I have had more than 6 quilts on it most of the time, putting two quilts on each rung except the bottom. It can also be used for towels, sheets, etc. It is 63" tall and 17 3/4" wide. It made of metal, has 6 rungs that roll which makes it easier to remove an item. High quality and sturdy, has no rust.