The wood grain in the hard maple, which was specifically hand selected for this item, and used to make this cutting board has some pretty incredible and quite uncommon features. This would not only make a really attractive cutting board, but it could also be used as a centerpiece or table trivet. The board has been assembled with live edge maple legs to elevate it just a bit. This little added feature certainly gives this board a one of a kind rustic yet complex look and feel. This board has been hand sanded to a very smooth finish. With multiple applications of Quality, hard Tung oil applied and sanding between coats, with a nice gloss finish as the result. Your table, kitchen nook, or food preparation area are anxious to be introduced to this Made in Vermont custom board.