Stunning golden shades with red undertones, brown hues, and black streaks combine with iridescence that truly set this hardwood apart. This lumber is kiln dried and surfaced on two sides. Pieces with live edges generally will have checks in sapwood areas. Rustic pieces are for artistic purposes and will have checks, cracks, voids, and significant defects. Please note that due to the rustic nature of this piece, it is not eligible for returns. Rustic pieces cannot ship internationally due to customs regulations. Desert Ironwood Lumber is the densest North American and Northern Mexican species! This rustic piece has splits, checks, and incursions. It has a lot of solid wood about 40% usable for knives, pens, and other articles.