This was FUN! It's my first wooden puzzle; and I can truly say, out of all my puzzles, this is the best one I have, and I have many! It actually comes in a wooden box! The quality is amazing! The pieces are thick, sturdy and cut cleanly, not on a regular grid, but with varied whimsical shapes, adding to it's enjoyment. The reproduction of the image is wonderfully clear, capturing the colors and mood of Edward Hopper's painting. After sorting a puzzle's pieces, I always assemble it starting with the edges. That strategy didn't work with this one. I was amused and delighted to discover not all pieces with one straight side were edge pieces, a discovery which only added to the challenge and fun factor of working the puzzle. I don't know if finding Artifact Puzzles is a good thing or not, as I have been spoiled and want only wooden puzzles of this calibre from now on! As far as shipping goes, it was packed in such a way that it arrived in pristine condition and was delivered in lightening speed. You've made a great first impression. Excellent job to all of you!