The materials are much sturdier than they appear in the photo (it isn’t pressboard and it isn’t plastic but it’s *very* durable). It also has a nice smooth finish that seems easy to clean. Assembled, it’s exactky as shown. It requires full assembly and comes with all necessary assembly tools, including a screw driver (a nice touch). The only kinda sorta bad thing that can be said about it is that the instructions are a tad on the cryptic side but with a little patience, even the most novice user should be able to assemble it, and, each piece has a letter on it for assembly identification and they are a tad on the tedious side to remove. Other than that, you should SO get yourself one!