This is a heavy and solid piece of furniture. Almost 100% solid wood except for the drawers and backing of the unit. Great buy and I'm thinking of buying some of the other pieces that match. Just one little issue I had was with the little circular connectors that tighten the pieces together. I had about 5 or 6 of them just crumble under the pressure of the screw driver tightening them. Not a big deal but they could have been of a better quality alloy.