The unique loop design of this mid-century-style side table not only creates an inner shelf but also makes a stylish statement alongside your bed as a nightstand or sofa as an end table. The bent plywood is made of birch finished with a basswood veneer and wenge stain which is so deep that it almost appears black. Since the wood grain of the veneer'ss uneven, the stain doesn't appear to be a uniform shade of dark brown. Requires assembly. To clean, dust with a dry cloth.