This is a large platter that demonstrates the great color and figure of walnut. It is hand turned on a lathe from Black Walnut and measures about 13 1/2” in diameter and is 2" high. Black Walnut with its rich, dark brown, close-grained wood makes this tree one of the most valuable of our hardwoods. The wood will develop a rich patina that grows more lustrous with age. Multiple coats of hand rubbed oil based finish have been applied to bring out the figure in the wood, and is followed by over-coats of wipe-on varnish. The finish is completely food safe.