I did two of these today, and will show just one since they are almost identical twins. I love live oak. Good looking wood to me. This one is 7 1/2" across, 2 3/4" high, and 2" deep. I cut the octagon shape using my table saw. Just seemed to me I would get a more accurate cut than using my crappy band saw. There was one crack that I had to fill so I got rather lucky with this one. I sealed the wood as I usually do with a couple of coats of walnut oil and used a mixture of walnut oil and shellac for the polish. Hope you like it. Thanks.