I’m a professional artist. I’ve used many different wood panels. These panels are nice and smooth on the front surface. The sides were dinged up on the sides from shipping, but everywhere I’ve ever ordered them from in the past have the same issue. These ones are a great value for the money. They are more flimsy and bendy and not as sturdy as other brands, but for the price they are a great value. I didn’t want to take the time or spend the money to make my own. I had to add corner braces to add more sturdiness. I use heavy materials on my panels so I needed very sturdy panels. After adding the corner braces they are much better. I will definitely be reordering. I still believe these are a good value and it was worth a little extra work and a couple dollars in wood to add more support. You also can’t beat the free shipping on large sizes.