(will not always be exactly correct, but relatively close). The wood has been air dried for 5 years. Approx 8-10% moisture content and ready for use. We wet the wood when we took the photo. To show you what the wood will look like on a finished.If you pay full amount. Please feel free to send us a message anytime when you have any questions. We will reply you in the shortest time. Thank you for your visit! We hope you enjoy shopping at our store.