I was looking for towel bars for my two newly remodeled bathrooms. I don't like the traditional single horizontal bar. I found the idea of a swivel towel bar appealing. I needed brushed stainless or nickel. It proved hard to find. Then I came across this one made of wood. It is absolutely beautiful in person. The wood appears to be of very good quality and it is I believe varnished so as to be water resistant. It is the perfect accent to my new bathroom and now I'm going to order another one for the other remodeled bath.