I think this entertainment center is wonderful! It was easy to put together (took husband about a hour and half). Like some of the other reviews, it does have a greenish tint to the unit, a sort of antiquing affect. The windows are real glass (one pane each side), and the unit is painted. While it is not a veneer, I think some of it is particle board. I looked all over for an entertainment center that was light colored, and this is the best price I found. It's been in use for a few months, and seems to be durable.