Online this collage frame looked perfect for our coastal themed cottage, particularly the colors. It was supposed to be made of wood, but it is some kind of synthetic product instead. The worst problem, however, is the striking fake distressed finish, which was not at all visible online. Big splotches of dark brown stain appear covering much of the surface of the individual frames. I have chosen not to return this product, because I do like the blending of the muted coastal colors. Instead, I will take this on as a project of covering over the fake blotches with paints in the original coastal colors, which is what initially appealed to me.