Many of high quality furniture are painted products. When a product is painted, it does not mean that they are made with real wood or another material. They are simply made with plain MDF or particle board, and then painted to the desired color.
In the modern world, companies must find ways to reduce the cost of production and make their products affordable.
For this reason, nowadays furniture producers use boards with the best possible surface finish or even with pre-finished surfaces. With this way, they can apply as little paint as possible to achieve the desired color.