The tower itself is solid - wood - however, the storage bins are covered CARDSTOCK. Tower Description/sides: Front: shelves + bins (2) Side (R): Knobs/pegs for hanging items Back: hooks for holding doll Side (L): mirror, full-length Bottom does NOT swivel, which is too bad because I thought at first that it would/should. The earring tree is super cute and is plastic.
I should ADD that the bins are completely removable and their "slots"could be used as shelves. I've also been thinking that it shouldn't be too difficult to get a little round ball-bearing thingie from the hardware store to make the unit into a lazy-susan type display (like on Addy's table).