Just put the finish on this cherry platter last night; all 11,000+ little beads. The design was inspired from an Apache tray done in the early 1900's. I turned this green which did two things. On the end graid there is some tear out and being turned thin and green it allowed the piece to warp a fair amount. I think both add to the realistic appearance of being a "basket" vs. wood that has been colored in. 11.5" in diameter.