This hollow form is made from strips of sugar maple and black cherry that have been laminated together and carefully re-assembled into an intriguing checkerboard pattern. The checker board pattern is most evident on the end grain, changing to dark and light stripes on the sides. The bottom has been dished slightly to ensure that it always sits without wobbling and has been decorated with several concentric grooves that provide evidence it was turned and finished with as much attention to detail as the rest of the piece. Finished with several coats of danish oil and polished to a pleasant silky sheen, this hollow form is as nice to hold as it is to look at. An heirloom quality item that will be in your family for generations.