What do you think? I bought it several months ago. It's a bit dark for ash...? I'm not aware that it was treated at all before I got it... 5 lbs... So not super light but not super heavy either. It's multi piece of course, but to me looks and feels amazing. There is unfortunately some checking on the end of it, but I'm going to go with transparent finish anyway. (I sealed it right away with shellac hoping it would combat the checking, but I'm certain that this picture is from before I put any shellac on it).