This waste paper basket is very different from any other one that you are likely to see. Our exclusive design clearly reflects the craftsmanship . Please notice the unique angled sides along with oak faces on both sides of the panels rather than just the outside. I have seen quite a few other baskets in stores and they all have the inside with a rough face. If you've also noticed this, I'm sure that you'll like mine much better. The panels utilize a high grade of 1/4 inch oak plywood, while the base and framework base are constructed of Solid Oak. This clever unit comes fully assembled and is a wonderful compliment for that Winners Only desk or computer center you may have in your home or office. Also works well as a potted plant holder-but please use a plastic liner. Complete with oversized felt cushion pads so as not to mar your hardwood floor.