A lot of people don't like hackberry, but I do. It's an attractive wood and sells well. This particular bowl has some small knots on the lip that I left to give a bit more of a rustic look. I like the color of the wood. One thing that I have found out, by sheer accident is that if you keep the ends of the log sealed, the longer the log sits out in the weather the better the wood looks. It is a soft, fibrous wood and can be hard to get a smooth surface on but I think it is worth the effort. Just takes a bit more sanding to get there. I sealed the wood with my usual walnut oil and it was finished with about 4 coats of a 50/50 mixture of walnut oil and shellac. It's 9 1/2" in diameter, has a height of 3" with a depth of 2". Hope you like it.