The cube was an exercise in patience & attention to detail, little did I know at the beginning how extensive this project would be. A solid core, covered by beveled laser etched panels, stained/painted with 4 different stains. It features a no-slip rubber base & was finished with BIOSHIELD© Hard Oil as well as BIOSHIELD Hardwax# 32. In all honesty, the pattern was not as successful as I would have liked, though the finished project still looks good. I can’t say what functional purpose it serves, rather than an interesting patterned cube that I can now set things on.