This vase is handmade from a birch tree that I cut on my own property here in Michigan. It was turned as soon as I cut it while it was still wet and then allowed to dry. It has warped ever so slightly around the rim and that just enhances the beauty of wood. I have finished it with several coats of high gloss wipe on poly, buffing between coats. It is 5 inches wide at the widest point and 12 inches tall.