The metal is 1" wide. Has some paint loss and a bit of surface rust. 18" on center for the holes. Nuts and bolts have rust.Came from a local hardware store that closed a few years ago. Please see my other auctions for a smaller one. We try to describe our items as best we can and take pictures to help you see any issues we describe. However, please feel free to ask questions as we want to ensure you are pleased with your item and transaction. Items are from a smoke free home. Also, please have the courtesy of not bidding if you have no intention of paying.