It's amazing what mother nature can do. The beauty of this red flame box elder cannot be understated. Box elder is a form of maple that is prevalent in the eastern united states. The red in the lumber is an anti body that helps the tree fight off infections. It makes for a very unique product. The box is finished with spray gloss lacquer and wet sanded for a smooth finish. The box measures 11 inches tall x 9 and a quarter inches wide x 6 inches deep.