What a beautiful Piece of wood here. I hand turned this amazing Vase then finished it with a satin finish. This could be changed to a high gloss finish if needed. This Vase was 1 full year in the making. The piece of wood was hand picked as it was cut from a downed tree damaged in a storm. Right now this has a satin Finish but can be upgraded to a high gloss. Wood vases will not hold water but you can always get a glass cylinder to put inside the vase to hold water.