This high quality Ebony has been air dried in billets for over 10 years and was recently cut into lumber. A small amount of residual moisture may be present, but we consider this to be air dried. This batch is very high quality with excellent color. A minor surface check or slightly rounded corner edge may be present. When working Ebony, seal all cuts immediately to prevent checking. Boards are sealed in shellac and ends are wax sealed. This piece of lumber has a 3" and a 2" surface check on the numbered face. There is a 3" check on the end. There is a bug hole present on the back face.