The loop design of this mid century-inspired side table not only creates a shelf but also makes a stylish statement alongside your sofa, a living room chair, or even next to a bed as a night stand. A bent plywood tabletop is made of a birch core with basswood veneer and wenge (dark brown) stain so deep that it appears black in most lighting conditions. Because the wood grain of the basswood veneer is uneven, the stain does not appear to be a uniform shade of brown. This retro end table requires minor assembly and is made in China. To clean, dust with a dry cloth.