The good: it is real wood and a good design. It's attractive and sturdy too. It's lightweight and pretty easily to assemble if you can figure out how. The bad: the wood is very very soft and chips easily. The paint is pretty terrible, if you're going to put it where it can be seen, you're gonna have to repaint. I had to touch up a lot of spots, but it's going in a bedroom, so it's not a huge deal.Just know this, the only way to install the top shelf is to pre-mount one shelf peg-bracket, turn the whole unit upside down, then install the opposite bracket with the peg already in the side hole. The mounting holes on the shelf itself don't all line up either, so put a screw through one hole and just make your own 2nd hole with a cordless drill & a screwdriver bit.All-in-all, we like it, but it's definitely over-priced for the quality.