I bought this buffet after seeing the Tucker buffet (PB). Saved a ton of money ordering it online from Overstock, and saved 10% when I signed up for their Overstock newsletters!! It really is a dark wood color and does present as black. The color is not shiny at all and it looks like a high quality product. The wood does not look cheap at all, and in fact is very nice! When I ordered this buffet, the measurements were incorrect and it stated it was smaller than it was. The actual measurements are 66.5 inches long by 16.5 deep by 75 inches high. I almost sent it back because it was too long for the wall we intended, but my husband put it together (not a problem, but he is very handy) and the idea of taking it apart and putting it back in the boxes seemed to be too much. Besides I really loved it. We moved it to another wall and it really does look nice. It's bigger than it seems to be on the picture, and of course it actually is bigger than the measurements say. Maybe originally it was a smaller buffet. My friends give it a thumbs up. Overall for the price and quality, I am happy with this purchase!