We bought the Broadway Headboard, Nightstand, Cubbie and Wall Hutch for our daughters bedroom. For the most part it is particle board, but the tops are mdf --- they should last for awhile. The value was great - when she wants to "redecorate" we won't feel so bad regarding the $ put into the furniture - to then donate them to charity." We did not mount the headboard to the bed and we also did not put the "backer cardboard" onto the back of the piece. Instead we got 4 little "L" brackets from the hardware store and attached them to the under top of the headboard and then to the stud in the wall. This way we can move the bed around to vacuum and the headboard is more secure. You can see the pink wall too!