the sheLf was one of our first products and was constructed from the leftovers from an arch sidetable we used to make. the lacquered version is constructed with glue and engineered wood. the solid wood version is constructed with glue and finished with an oil finish. It is hung on the wall seamlessly with two pocket keyhole secretly in the back. Shelf comes with a template for placing screws, screws, drywall anchors, and a brass serialized emblem on the back.