Laburnum is a gorgeous wood with multiple shades and colours that can change over the years giving that extra natural appeal to those that love wood. This bowl has the added advantage of having both sap wood and heart wood and some residual bark.The resultant piece is full of character with natural fissures that I have deliberately left alone giving the bowl both a rustic and a sophisticated look due to the high gloss finish from the wax polish. This is typical of a hard, oily wood like laburnum. It is 9 !/4" (235mm) diameter at the top tapering out a little as it goes down and it stands 4" (100mm) tall. It is a heavy wood and so is quitea substantial and highly practical piece as well as being very decorative.