This kiln dried, exceptional quality Maple burl wood has been carefully surfaced on two sides and is ready to use now. A vast array of colors are possible, from white & gold to coral and red. Individual pictures show you exactly what you are buying, so you can select according to your preferences. Live edges, bark incursions, spalting, and surface checks may be present. The term "rustic" refers to numerous defects, such as checks, cracks, incursions, knots, or other defects that are ideal for natural projects, but may present issues in other woodworking projects. There may be defects that are not specifically described or are more serious than what is visible by just looking at the wood. These pieces should not be used for any type of instrument and it can be helpful to use epoxy or another similar substance to stabilize the wood. Rustic items are non-returnable. This piece of lumber is heavily spalted with checks in the burls. Must be able to work with and use of an epoxy is recommended to stabilize the piece.