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Each insert is made one at a time from solid wood selected for color & figure. No color stains are ever applied prior to finishing - you get and see the real wood. On woods that need stabilizing such as spalted or burled pieces that are porous, some color can be added for a special effect. This will be rarely done as I prefer the natural look of the wood as it was created in Nature! The stabilizing process will add some variation to the piece, depending on its fiber makeup. Oily woods such as Cocobolo, any of the Rosewoods and others that are by Nature's design "oily", will not be stabilized.