Live Edge pieces are made from natural woods. Spilts and cracks are a natural occurence. Bartley?s offers the finest handmade wood creations, which will never be identical only similar, it is impossible to recreate an absolutely identical piece, handmade wooden pieces may reveal slight imperfections, in the form of wood knots & tool marks, wood grains & colour irregularities, or even a slightly asymmetrical form, these irregularities reveal that a skilled human hand produced the wooden pieces, rather than a mass producing machine. Please remember that variations in shape, size, colour compared to the catalogue photograph or samples or art displayed in the gallery are not production defects but are typical of the bespoke productions. Wood is a living material therefore it changes over time; with the application of surface treatment we protect the wood, we enhance the intrinsic beauty of the material and prolong its life. Each piece is unique and unrepeatable and no two pieces are ever identical.