This was cut from a beautiful cluster burl log that has dark brown to black eyes with surrounding translucent golden color and figured patterns. The wood is soft (like soft maple) and light weight with grain that tends to be fuzzy until finish sanded. It cuts and glues readily. This Mappa burl is all from Europe. Pieces are ideal for bar and counter tops, end tables and vanities as well as specialty jewelry boxes etc. Please note that small drying checks are present in burl eyes. This is normal for the species and adds unique character. Burl Two live edges.