This particular cross is a very special. When my dad was alive he made some cutting boards. Well, I ended up with them and I plained them down and had enough that I made everyone in my imediate family a cross. The one pictured is made of oak 6 1/2" x 10 3/4" x 3/8" thick. That is the story with this cross. I have made many of these and of many different woods. Hard woods are the best because of all the intricate inside cuts. This cross also can be hung from either side, your choice.