This piece was put together with glue, furniture staples, and maple plywood. I was expecting better construction. I thought they would have used more 2X4s at the main stress points. There is one 2X4 nailed in the center top and one on the center bottom. The top and bottom of the cabinet are 1/4" (unknown wood) ply. The rest is maple plywood.....with the exception of the door frame and molding which are solid maple. Nothing really wrong with plywood....I just hoped for better considering the price. I might add some re-enforcement so I can sleep better at night. I'm planning on using this for a 90 gallon.
I bought this piece unfinished. I wanted to do my own stain and varnish. If you want to do this pay special attention to corners and nail hole areas. They don't take stain very well. I ended up using an all in one stain and polyurethane to even out the finish.
Summary: Good stand....but not the greatest. Not a bad value with free shipping.