These are essential for family gatherings, (think birthdays, BBQ's on the back porch, football watching parties and Sunday after church dinners) and all the Holidays, (Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years). This piece will be much more useful than you can imagine. It consists of three attached cylinders with a twist handle at the top and about 6.5 to 7 inches in height. Caddie pictured is holding a dozen each forks, knives and spoons, but as you can see there is room for much more. We also use these as a pencil and pen holder.