We reclaimed this crate from a farm in Central California. Then we turn it from a tired, old crate, into a reclaimed wood coffee table with hinged storage. Absolutely Gorgeous. Some fruit crates have writing or paint on them, and others do not. We have no choice of what we get, when we get it. Each piece has tons of charm and even more character. Sealed with Water Based Poly. All pieces are shipped from Truckee, CA. Please allow 2-3 weeks for completion of your item.