Desert ironwood is incredibly unique and rare—especially in the form of burl wood. It is one of the densest and hardest woods and grows only in the Southwestern United States and Northwestern Mexico. Harvesting desert ironwood is limited to trees that have already died, as cutting down a live tree is a felony offense. The trees are small and twisted, which produces great variety in the grain and colors, which range from bright yellowish-orange to dark brown or black. Each piece is double-flared and sealed with vegan-friendly carnauba wax for a glossy finish.