This piece was made by hand from start to finish. After preparing the wood and assembling the tray, the tree of life image was burned on it. It was stained provincial and coated with multiple layers of polyurethane. Sanding was done between each layer to give it a finish as smooth as glass. Finally, the hardware was added. Because of the finishing process and attention to detail, this piece took over a week to complete. This tray is solid wood and would be a beautiful addition to any home.