Even though there are a few minor quibbles that I have with this product, I would rate it as a good one overall. When it comes to both the quality and the workmanship of the mantel, this product is unsurpassed. The downside is that the packaging was poor, resulting in damage to the product. Because of the damage incurred during the shipment process, I had to do some repair work to the exterior. I spent a significant amount of time in the restoration process, but in the long run, the quality of this item is such that I would recommend it to an interested friend.