All CROSS products are made featuring the END GRAIN of solid hardwoods approx. 1 1/2″ thick. No veneers or inlays were used and no dyes or stains were used. All colors used in each piece represent the natural colors of the wood species used. After the layout of each design is constructed and sanded flat to 400 grit sandpaper, wood grain is filled; 2 sprayed coats of sanding sealer are applied and sanded to flat sheen; 4 sprayed coats of lacquer are applied with light sanding between coats; final coat of lacquer is carefully sanded to flat sheen with 800 grit sandpaper; polish is then applied and buffed to mirror finish. French cleat is attached to back to ensure a secure wall mount.