This large Madrone bowl is the first Madrone I have turned. It lends itself to carving because of the nice even and tight grain. However, I left this one plain in a "praire style" form. Madrone is a lovely and durable wood. The finish is food safe. WOOD: Madrone; SIZE: 9" Diameter by 7 1/4" Tall; WEIGHT: 1 Pound 11 Ounces.