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. This has burl clusters. Three sides are free of checks, the fourth side which is to the left of the numbers has an 8" and 15" check that is probably 5/8" deep at most. Most of it should turn away, but a small amount won't if using the full length. Beautiful piece! Must be able to work with the noted defects.
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