This beautiful batch of Italian Olive lumber has a range of figure, color, and lovely grain. Kiln dried and surfaced on both sides, the wood is ready for use now. Occasional checks and knots may be present. The wood is 95% free of defects or better. Ends have been wax sealed. Italian Olive is a great wood for breadboards, cheese trays, and cutting boards! When the term "rustic" is included in an item's description or title, it means that the piece has numerous defects, such as checks, cracks, incursions, knots, or other defects that may present issues when working with it. We will describe the defects as thoroughly as possible, but there may be some 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 is recommended that an epoxy or another similar substance is used to stabilize the wood.