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 White finish. AND he made an iron stand to hold it up! You WILL see wood splits and imperfections. We simply paint and then wax them in so that they blend as well as possible with the surrounding patina. These bowls are not MADE to "look" perfect. The imperfections is what makes them so charming. It's a HEAVY bowl too at NINE and a Half 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 39 1/2" inches. 9 7/8" wide and approx. 7 1/4" to 7 3/4" tall. It weighs NINE and a Half POUNDS! The bowl you SEE in the pictures is the EXACT bowl you will RECEIVE.