I was confused by the very mixed reviews on Amazon.com (love it!/hate it!) but decided to take a chance because it looked like exactly what I wanted at a very good price...and it qualified for free shipping! Well...I'm delighted! It seems sturdy enough, looks smart (I get compliments!) and it's easy to slide the photos in. Granted the photo covers are plastic, not glass, but they have to be to get the neat curved look! And I think the frame is wood, or a good facsimile. It sure does not look cheap and it is just unusual enough to add a nice dimension to a grouping, or even on its own. Try it! I'm glad I did!