Most of the Pecan turning pieces I offer come from from my sawmill "left-overs" - the crotches, branchy sections, spalted areas, slabs from near the log's core, etc. - generally unsuitable for board lumber. Thus, many of the turning pieces exhibit interesting and variable grain patterns. The colors range from creamy light browns typical of furniture-wood Pecan to very dark browns of the heartwood that you rarely see in Pecan lumber. Bark inclusions and spalted staining around and near checks and older, weathered portions are common. These patterns make for very interesting turned vessels. While the outer bark of many of these Pecan trees can be "flakey" and difficult to maintain in a natural-edge bowl, there is a tight, dark brown inner bark that is easy to retain and looks very nice.