Our plinths are crafted by a finish carpenter with over 30 years experience working with wood. They are truly heirloom quality. It may be “easy” to make a rectangle in wood, but it’s exceptionally difficult to make one to make one to this standard.
From The Wood Database:
“It would be hard to overstate Black Walnut’s popularity among woodworkers in the United States. Its cooperative working characteristics, coupled with its rich brown coloration puts the wood in a class by itself among temperate-zone hardwoods. To cap it off, the wood also has good dimensional stability, shock resistance, and strength properties.”