Greetings, This is a small walnut box made to contain a very special pearl necklace. Its exterior dimensions are: 5-3/4" (width) x 3-5/8" (depth) x 2-3/8" (height). The top is french polished. I'm a bit stubborn in that I will not use any commercial pore fillers because every one that I tried left gray residue in the pores. Not what I want at all. I filled all of the veneer pores with several coats of super blonde shellac. Needless to say this takes some time to accomplish. No pain, no gain. I used every tool that I own to craft this little box, but the one tool that really made this box possible was Veritas' Shooting plane and board. It took me a while to catch on to these tools and now I can't do a single thing without them. The top edging is ebony as is the base.