Crafted from wood, slight variations in tone and texture are common. The finish is Burnt Coal/Vintage Steel. Avoid positioning your furniture near a source of direct heat. Wood is "living" and changes in temperature can result in cracking. We recommend placing the piece a minimum of three feet from any heat source. For everyday care, dust with a clean dry cloth. Wipe spills immediately with soft dry cloth. Always use coasters or mats. Never place cups, glasses or anything hot directly on the surface. This could cause discoloration.