Dua, a rare and unique species from the Southeast Asian Islands, has a density similar to African Bubinga and colors that range from reddish/pink heartwood to Spalted brownish sapwood. As the wood dries, checks form (which are part of the beauty of this wood). Voids or checks can be left natural or filled with a crushed or powdered turquoise for a jeweled appearance. Pin holes are present in all pieces to some extent as noted on individual descriptions. Material is dry and ready to use. Pieces are ideal for a wide range of uses from bookends, clocks, desk pen holders, pens, bottle stoppers, to boxes and other fine articles.