Todays wood is some Walnut burl. Walnut Burl is a wood that has many different looks and feels across the spectrum. Some is dark brown, other it light brownish grey. Some very dense and heavy, other very lightweight and airy. Some with large burl clusters, other with small tight clusters. A wood with a very large range to it.
This set is the lighter color with the tighter clusters. Beautiful to be sure, but a little different than most imagine when the words "walnut burl" are brought up. It was also quite lightweight so I sent it all off for stabilization. Walnut has such a large territory here in the states, that WHERE the tree was located can have a big affect on what wood is in there. It's all beautiful and it's all fun to work with.
I hope you enjoy the pics,