I create this whale from white pine. I then carve and engrave him to give him a 3-D look. On this particular whale I used acrylic paint as a stain to give him a more realistic color. I used my eco finish, which is environmentally friendly and keeps the wood natural looking instead of the golden tone of spar urethane. With this finish it's for indoor use only. If I use the spar urethane it can be used indoors or out. You can choose your finish in product options. I mounted the hangar where it looks like he's heading for the surface. I can also mount it so he's swimming down or straight as well as swimming to the left or swimming to the right. You can choose these in product options. Measures: Heading for surface 27 " I ship worldwide on all my pieces. Contact me for a shipping quote as due to weight and size or if you get it with another item, I cannot list them all. Please read my policies on creation and shipping times and returns.