This piece is made from a cherry burl and it has a little bit of everything. The grain pattern is phenomenal plus it has some bark inclusions and natural voids. It's 16 inches tall with the finial and 6 1/2 inches wide. It is a beautiful piece that anybody can enjoy but I think it has special significance to Veterans. Speaking as a veteran, our lives haven't taken a straight path to where we are but we have taken unexpected twists and turns and that is signified by the grain. We have had our share of hard times and scars and that is signified by the bark inclusions. Some of our Veterans have seen unspeakable things and have been left with holes in their souls and that is signified by the voids. But when you look at it as a whole it is a thing of beauty, just like our Veterans.