This piece was made of quarter sawn white oak. Traditional mortise and tenon joinery was employed. The lap jointed vertical pieces on the back are not glued to allow for natural expansion/contraction of the wood. It was stained using Minwax Early American. To bring out the surface distress marks. Minwax Ebony stain was quickly wiped on and off, highlighting the distress marks and also the wood grain. Dimensions: 24" W x 8" D x 14 3/4" H (7" useable shelf depth).