Stand is very sturdy, I have no doubts that it will properly support the enclosure and hood. The doors to the storage area are flimsy and difficult to open/close without handles. Also, it can be difficult to get larger items in and out of the storage area without fully removing the doors. The stand was sent with rubber strips, silicon and metal pegs. I haven't figured out what the rubber strips and silicon are for and I believe the intent for the metal pegs was to stabilize the enclosure so it will not slide around on the top of the stand?? The problem is, the enclosure I purchased (Evolution 4) does not have corresponding holes to use the pegs, so the enclosure (same issue applies to the hood - Evolution 4) and hood are just kind of floating around, which makes me nervous. Only the slightest push on either item will cause them to shift.
Hi Sarah, many thanks for your order.
we are about to launch our 2.0 stands with stronger doors and this will also have updated instructions too. While this stand will work with your Evolution enclosure, the pins etc. are not compatible with that range and are not needed.
For your hood, we do have a video that shows you the step by step assembly so please watch and let us know if you run into any issues. Video on this page - https://customreptilehabitats.com/blogs/news/assembly-and-installation-instructions-for-our-products
Was a bit rought to put together, you will definitely need a mallet to help but onces it's done it isn't going anywhere. It's perfect for storage and the back is open to hide cords and allows to put it close to the wall even if there's an outlet I love it.