I like the colors and grain patterns in live oak. This bowl is no exception. There was a crack in the base area of the bowl that I turned until it was gone. Too much of a crack to try and make look nice. The bowl is 13 1/4" in diameter, 2 1/4" high, and 1 1/2" deep, Perfect size for somebody, though I don't know who that somebody is. Yet. I will when they buy it. Even though I have a fair amount of oak on my land, I don't turn a lot of it as it is not a hot seller for some reason. I put a ring bottom on it because it seemed like the thing to do. The wood received two coats of walnut oil to seal the wood and give a base finish and then several coats while spinning a walnut oil/shellac mixture.