African Sapele is a beautiful, lustrous, iridescence wood with colors that range from light pink to brown and gold to red. It is easy to glue and finish, having similar working properties to Honduras Mahogany. Interlocked grain makes iridescent figure. It is great choice for Acoustic and electric guitars as well as high end jewelry boxes and humidors. Kiln dried and surfaced on two sides. This special material was cut from a $72,000 SUPERB pomelle figured log. It is all kiln dried and surfaced on two sides. This is an absolutely stunning batch of Sapele that you won't want to miss. It is the finest material we have ever had in stock! This has been surface sanded. It has sander skip at the numbered end (34" x 8" at the widest). This corner triangle area has a slight thickness taper eventually at the very corner edge tapering to 1-1/4". The live edge has several 3-12" checks that are generally within 3-4" of the edge of the board. The face has two small patches of checks. This board is 90% free of checks on the faces. The close up pictures show details of the checks. We are happy to answer any questions that you have! This slab would be great for a table, bar top, or countertop!