Wally is about 22inches tall and holds a double sided sign with"Welcome" on one side, and"Go Away" on the other. The sign is held in place by 2 magnets to help keep it in place and make it easy to switch around. He is finished for outdoor indoor display. He is carved from a whole log of White Cedar. As with all wood carvings,some cracks will occur. It is not a flaw or defect, but a natural part of the material and art. I allow the wood to dry for a number of weeks so the cracks will happen here before it is finished. Some additional minor cracking may occur depending on where it is displayed. A care sheet is included which details how to refinish the carving and how to color in any new cracks that may show up.