I had this done a couple of weeks ago but was giving it away as a birthday present and was afraid the recipient would end up here and see it. I absolutely love this piece. It was made from the same limb that big mama and son of big mama came from – some diseased sugar maple. This one I turned in a different orientation so it looks like landscape going around the jar. The wood was a bit soft so a couple of coats of lacquer helped stabilize it a bit. The top is cherry and the knob is walnut with a Kremlin shape. I hated to part with this one but she seemed so pleased with it that it made it worthwhile.