built in two pieces, the top is separate. I would have to hire a mover if it was one piece. Oak gets heavy , fast! I will post a final pic when it's installed on a wall between two windows, with about a 1" space to the window trim! each side! Color is a close match to the varnished oak trim of the 8 year old house.Swmbo thinks it looks great, I think it's a little heavy in corbel width, but thats what the lady of the house wanted . Took a while to get it done,started this back in November. Between a part time job and a couple of Christmas presents that snuck in there too!