This octagonal shadow box also known as a blank display box is made of cherry wood. It has a clear glass front lid that opens from right to left. There are pre drilled holes for the included hardware: brass hinges, clasp, and saw tooth hanger. A paper template to trace an octagonal pattern for the inside of the bottom of the box is included for those who would like to add a colored background. These boxes are most commonly used to create Sailors' Valentines (visit my site to view Sailors' Valentines, www.nantucketsailorsvalentines.com), though are used to display other designs and items as well. The shadow boxes are unfinished, so you can choose a finish of your choice.