This special English Walnut was cut from a large, highly figured log that we purchased from a landowner in California who was taking out their orchard. The lumber was dried in our vacuum kiln and is ready to use! It has been surfaced on two sides. Excellent black marbled streaks, fiddleback, and crotch wood figure can be present and will add a touch of class to your woodworking. This piece has a heart split and some checks. It also has some soft spalt areas and some beautiful fiddleback marblecake patterns. Must be able to work with the characteristics.