This arrived quickly and well packaged. The sides are a high quality wood, very dark brown to almost black. I couldnt see in the picture that the wood is beveled, so that was a surprise when I unpacked it, but I think it makes the sides look nicer. The back is unfinished mirror, which is why this is a budget piece, but the front is excellent. As someone else mentioned this can only be hung horizontally wide, not vertically tall.