Some pieces created have a special kind of story. This particular Oak Platter is unique in every way. It has been hand turned from a single piece of Reclaimed Oak which came from a building originally built in the late 1800's somewhere in the Northeastern part of the US. How cool is that? You can definitely see the difference in the grain of the wood from that time vs an oak tree grown and harvested today. Not to mention the special markings in the wood where it had previously been used in a building structure which gives it that special character. Once the platter was turned on the lathe, it was hand sanded to a very smooth finish. Multiple applications of Quality, hard Tung oil was applied with sanding between coats, resulting in a beautiful high gloss finish.