The product description says constructed using cherry solids, veneers, and select hardwoods. It DOES NOT SAY "over particle board". There are stickers all over it saying "Made in Vietnam" "California complaint # ---------- for Formaldehyde content". The bed looks nice but the material quality and manufacturing quality is on the low side. On the two side rails, there are a total of four attachment points. One of the four was not straight so it left a gap when it attached to the headboard leg. Not good since the side rails are exposed. I was able to modify and correct the crooked piece (MDF, another synthetic) but this does not happen with "good manufacturing quality". Between that and the deceptive description, I would only rate it "fair".