After my box turning attempt went south, I chucked up a blank of spalted maple and this is what I ended up with. 12" X 5" finish so far is a few coats of danish oil...which it sucked up. There were some punky areas that caused some tear out, but I wet sanded with oil with 220, 320 and 400 and the slury filled some of that up. This is kinda thin for me , but I like it. This will probably end up on our table for fruit.