The Spalting marks in this piece of Apple Wood are spectacular. What a really unique piece of wood. It has been transformed and shaped into this rich looking Wine Bottle/ Glass Holder. It is designed to set over the top of your favorite bottle of wine. Simply set the center hole over the bottle of wine. It balances quite nicely. Now you can place your wine glasses, bottom side up, into the slots at either end of the holder. You are ready to serve your guests. This item would make a great gift! This piece of Spalted Apple was hand selected specifically for this wine bottle/ glass holder because of its rich wood tone and exceptional and stunning spalted wood grain. It has been hand sanded to a very smooth finish. Then, multiple applications of a Quality hard Tung oil finish were applied with sanding between coats resulting in this beautiful gloss finish.