* Made with high quality melamine. ** Made from a plywood core with both sides a wood veneer top. Wood is a unique material by its very nature, and no two pieces can ever be exactly alike. Its appearance may be consistent for a given species within a broad and generalized range, but even wood from the same tree can vary in aesthetic and physical properties. Growth conditions such as geography, climate, genetics, etc. are contributing factors to the phenomenon of the darker color of heartwood and the lighter color of sapwood.