Stunning golden shades with red undertones, brown hues, and black streaks combine with iridescence that truly set this hardwood apart. This lumber is kiln dried and surfaced on two sides. Pieces with live edges generally will have checks in sapwood areas. Desert Ironwood Lumber is the densest North American and Northern Mexican species! This piece has a 1 inch check on right side of the numbers, it is sutable for sides or an acoustic back, or a drop top or base for an electric. We have never seen large enough pieces to make instruments before in desert Ironwood Lumber!