My computer went down so I had to buy a new one. I'm learning how to move around Windows 8 and see what programs I can install. The birds are caved in butternut. The finish is Tru-Oil. It is a gun stock finishing oil. It is applied with your finger or a cloth. Applying several coats bring out the luster of the wood. The pattern I used is cut from a two inch square by four and a half inch long.