Nine 12 gauge shotgun shell heads that have been saved for repurposing have been evenly spaced and inserted into a beautifully grained piece of hand selected maple. The shell heads have been permanently glued into the base. Call it "rustic" or call it "Redneck"! This trivet is just a really cool idea! A great addition to the cabin or camp. An awesome novelty item even to have at home when looking for a place to put that hot pan coming right off the stove.