These grinders are 10" tall. Each grinder is made up of individual layers of 1/16" veneer which is dyed and glued together. This particular set is made up of a 5 color combination (Brown, Natural, Green, Pink & Blue) that repeats over and over. Overall I start with a block 3" thick that consists of 49 layers of veneer. The mechanism used inside them is the best mechanism that I can find anywhere in the world and that is the CrushGrind mechanism. You will notice that I have turned beads down near the bottoms of each grinder. I have done that so that you can them apart better when they are on your counter or table. One bead means it is the salt grinder and three beads means it is the pepper grinder.