The photos show both sides. Outer bark has naturally come off. The slab is not perfectly flat. It has a slight cupping and uneven surface/ cut. There is some shallow damage in some areas, see photos.
It was misted with water to help show the finished color in most of the photos. The slab was lightly sanded before the photos. I did allow a mild rustic mill blade marked surface and some surface irregularities.
These are beautiful rustic pieces with occasional chips, cracks, frayed edges, etc. Please carefully consider if pieces this rustic will meet your needs.
I always give multiple pictures and a detailed description, so you know exactly what your going to get. This item is made of black walnut.