This is an exceptional piece of boxelder and I tried to design it to bring out the best in the grain pattern. It is often called "Flaming boxelder" because of the red pattern in the grain.You will want to place it somewhere where it doesn't get direct sunlight because the UV light will cause the red to fade. It is 10 inches wide and 8 inches tall I carved three feet because I felt like that helped it to be more majestic. It is a truly unique piece and guaranteed to catch eyes when you put it on display. It has been finished with high gloss polylurethane so just dust it like you would any other piece of furniture.