I've never seen cherry like this before. I know its around, but I got this for FREE, and had NO idea it would turn out like this. It came from the root burl of a tree that was blown over last year on the farm next door. This piece was totally underground. Being blown over, the entire root burl was uprooted at the same time; it went almost 24" underground at about the same diameter as the trunk. It is a present for my girlfriend; its our 2 year anniversary. The piece was sanded to 400, then 2 liberal coats of minwax antique oil. I'm not buffing this one now; not enough time! Got to have it done by tuesday. It is about 13.5", and 12" on the small diameter, and roughly 8" tall. The foot I'm leaving on; I put a pretty deep recess in, and don't want to lose the lift that the foot gives. I'm not terribly worried about the chuck marks.
I'm not a photographer, and the piece is really much more impressive in person, if I do say so myself! A photo tent is in my near future.