Beautiful walnut was used to constuct the flawless cabinet. It also has an internal antenna, which picks up great here in the woods of Wisconsin. Retains its original back. Shades of the 1940 Oldsmobile with the delicate, teardrop knobs. Last year for the tenite Dial eschutcheon. Also getting toward the end of the line for quality, wood cabinets for antique radios. As usual with Sears, very well built and high quality set.