The lumber is of excellent quality and has a beautiful grain pattern that is smooth to the touch. It is also very sturdy and durable. To enhance the natural beauty of the lumber, I used some fine grit and paper to smooth out any rough spots and then applied a coat of mineral oil. The result was stunning - the wood was shining, and the grain pattern was even more pronounced.
In terms of value, I think the price is very reasonable, considering the premium quality of the lumber. You've got a lifelong customer now.