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 multi-layered wood the combinations being: exotic Tigre Caspi (Central & South America),& Festival (USA), Tigre Caspi, Festival,Tigre Caspi . The colors are very interesting when turned in this shape, the colors are different in each piece and accented very nicely when turned. Each peppermill is turned to a different shape to add to the "one of a kind" look. It has a very durable food safe hand applied multi-layer 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.