Masur Birch is an excellent choice for many different projects! Most of the wood has nice figuring that is very similar to burl or birdseye Maple though of a different origin. The creamy, golden color with dark brown streaking yields stunning contrast for specialty and decorative items. Pieces with wild figure may have some bark incursions. A minor check or pin knot may be present. Workability of this very rare wood is excellent. Our material is kiln dried and ready to use. Live bark edges are present on some pieces. This piece has small inclusion on the back side and a little bark edge as well. Priced as described.