I bought my clock about 2 years ago: assuming they are still made the same, the frame is real wood, and attractive. I can't emphasize enough, however, you should not buy this clock if the "quiet" aspect is important to you. Mine was silent for several months, but now has a very audible and inconsistent ticking.
By Chelonia on May 27, 2014
Hi Heidi -- As far as I can tell, it's flush against the wall. I've had it now for a couplle of months and it's still very silent and keeps great time. I read some reviews where a few people had problems -- but so far so good with mine. I really like it.
By TS Puzzle Lover on April 24, 2015