This decorative vase is made from poplar that has aged and spalted which gives it a very striking grain pattern. After hollowing I put a plug for the top and made a finial from canary wood. The vase is 5 inches wide by 12 inches tall without the finial and 15 inches tall with the finial. it has been finished with several coats of high gloss polyurethane. It was buffed between coats until it took on the high gloss that you see in the pictures.