One face has large bark incursion approximately 2 ft x 1 ft wide. Surface checks on live edge. Some surface checks in sapwood. End splits on quarter sawn, either end. 5" end split on one end, 3" on other. Machine marks on live edge in one place. Nice ribbon figure! Can be used for virtually anything, but ideal for mantel. Considerable instrument grade wood in this piece if able to work around defects. Can also be cut into a bookmatched coffee table for additional cutting fee. Price includes cost of freight shipping within USA.