It is the real wood, nice and cheap with this price. If you want a cheap frames with solid wood, I would recommend this one. The color is also what I like. But these are some issues with it that you need to think more before you order it. First, the parts are not easy to put together. Some pieces do not have enough support, that is the parts are good but not fitted well with each other. I have to call them and resend some parts to me. Second, I was easily hit by its leg when I pass by the bed. This might be the common issue with solid wood frames. Overall, it is good to buy.