This peppermill has an antique-style peppermill mechanism that adjusts easily from coarse to extra fine. The metal is an Antique Bronze finish. It does not accommodate salt since it is metal. The body of the mill is turned from Bubinga from Africa. The grain is very interesting when it is turned in this shape, the grain which is different in each piece is accented very nicely. Each peppermill is turned to a different shape to add to the "one of a kind" look. It has a very durable food safe finish. It can be washed with soap and water and dried immediately. It can NOT be put in the dishwasher. If it appears dry apply mineral oil and buff with a microfiber cloth. It is approx. 2.5"dia. x 8"H. Instructions for the care of wood and the name of the wood with its origin is included with the purchase.