This genuine Italian grown Olive (Oleo Europa) was cut from very large Italian Olive trees. It is an incredibly rare wood that is ideal for a range of projects from cabinets to fine jewelry boxes and much, much more. The fine, closed grain with superior alternating/contrasting color, interesting/swirling grain and figure truly set this wood apart. The lumber is 95% free of any defects. A small surface check, rough edge, or other minor blemish may be present in 5% of the pieces unless otherwise noted. All of the lumber is kiln dried, surfaced on two sides, and ready to use. This is all that we have of this high demand species! We have rarely had the opportunity to have Italian Olive lumber in clean, large sizes like this! There is also live edge slab material available with unique edges. The slabs will have some checks or splits in areas around the heart of the tree.