John (aka Grampa John) loves to highlight the beautiful wood grains and rustic features of the wood. Most nicks and dings are because reclaimed wood is used. Other minor flaws are because, 'Grampa made it- by hand'. Shou Sugi Ban->The Ancient process of burning, removing char, and staining/treating the wood. These are examples, your unique item will resemble these, but will NOT be identical as shown.