This item is pretty much as expected. The ring itself is chrome-plated brass; the collar covering the post which attaches to the wall is apparently plastic, but looks fine you wouldn't know it unless you touched it.We are returning it because it's too big for our tiny 1/2 bath. It seems almost big enough for a small bath towel (but I don't think it is). In particular, it sits further off the wall than we'd expected (3.5" in my mind, the standard is more like 2"). At that distance, most hand towels will probably hang almost completely off of the wall; in our bath, the towel would've been in the way of the sink.So there you have it: build quality is about 4 stars, but I don't know who this is sized for...
I ordered this 4 pc bath set and I was pleased with the quality and finish of this product. The Towel bar was a good length, not too short not too long. The finsih was exactly what i was looking for... a brushed/ satin nickel finsih. The whole set has a very high end feel to it.The only thing I did not use in this set was the "robe" hardware.