Red oak is a very common domestic hardwood used in just about everything. Just look around its everywhere and it's everywhere for a reason. It's pretty easy to work with its durable and it's beauty cannot be overlooked. This box will more than likely match existing wood in any home. It will be a great addition to any desk or side table and it's storage capability will come in handy. The box measures 6 and 3 quarter inches tall by 5 and a half inches wide by 3 inches deep. I finished it with a combination of brushed and spray clear gloss polyurethane for a superior finish.