It takes Rick about a WEEK to finish a big piece like this. EACH of our bowls are Completely Unique. ALL of our wooden dough bowls ship FREE to the US mainland. He did THIS one in a shabby distressed Red finish. AND he made an iron stand to hold it up! You WILL see wood splits and imperfections. These bowls are not MADE to "look" perfect. The imperfections are what make them so charming. THIS one has a split to the lip on one end. We COULD have painted it red but we left it natural. It gives it a more interesting visual. GOOD weight to this piece at "just" shy of EIGHT POUNDS! You can see the wonderful rasp marks in the wood from the carving process. Rick leaves those in there to attest to the authenticity of the hand hewn process. Because it has been distressed and painted it would NOT be functional for actually rolling dough OR storing raw foods in (but perfect for foods with peels and shells OR other holiday decorations.) Perfect centerpiece accent for a big Harvest Table! Measures OVER THREE FEET LONG at 40 1/8" inches. 8 1/4" wide and approx. 7 7/8" tall. It weighs "just" shy of EIGHT POUNDS! The bowl you SEE in the pictures is the EXACT bowl you will RECEIVE.