This Sassafras wood is kiln dried and surfaced on two sides. The wood is fragrant, open grained, and is easy to work and finish. Live edges are present on many of the boards. Some boards have knots that may have checks. An occasional end or surface check may be present. Boards over 36" may have a slight twist or bow. Sassafras wood has a pleasant aroma. This piece has pin holes, please see pictures. We will be happy to cut this in half so that it can ship UPS Ground under our free shipping program. The piece cannot be shipped whole unless oversize custom UPS shipping rate is paid for after checkout. If you have any questions about this, please contact us. We're happy to help!