Perfect to keep salt in on your kitchen counter, keeps it readily on hand but stops stuff from falling in it. The jar itself is turned from crabapple wood, something I find to be criminally under appreciated, with a Claro Walnut Burl finial to make it easy to pick the lid up. About 4.5″ tall, 3″ diameter and the walls are 1/4″ thick so there is plenty of storage space.