Looks like solid wood, although the stain is a bit splotchy on the wafer edges. If you look closely at the photos posted here, you can see that clearly. It arrived quickly, was well packaged and easy to assemble without directions, although schematics were included. It came with quality wall anchors to mount. Use the rear plate as a wall mounting stencil. I tend to over-think things and made some errors in the measurements for the install. I could have saved myself some frustration had I just placed the plate on the wall and used a small level between the mounting holes. All in all, this is a cool piece and fits well into an eclectic wall collection. I would highly recommend it.