Monkey Puzzle wood is golden colored with the possibility of beautiful blue and/or interesting spalt lines. Knots add dramatic color and can contain figure around them. They are not considered a defect in this species even though checks are often present around them. A percentage of pieces will have small, black, soft spots that add unique character. These can easily be worked with by using CA glue to stabilize that area. For instructions before working, please call us, we'll be happy to help! This material has been air dried for 3 years and may contain some residual moisture. Gorgeous spalting and color contrasting. There are numerous knots with voids and several splits on the numbered face, some being 6-8" in length. There is also a 44" check down the rear face.