My son sent me this piece of Big Leaf Maple wood from Washington state. I turned the vase and then hand-carved the 30 vertical flutes, which create dramatic shadows and enhance the visual interest. The flutes vary in depth and width as the diameter of the vases varies from the top to the bottom. The vase has a clear glass insert, so that it can be used for fresh cut flowers if desired. The finish is a hand-rubbed oil finish that has been polished to a medium gloss. 15 3/4" high x 9 1/2" diameter.