The cross took about 150 hours to build. It is 9'x6'x6"d and is a combination of red oak base with a hand carved center cross of 100 year old barnwood. It has a laminated bent walnut ring and a hand bent copper wrap and is back light. The oak signifies the new risen Christ; the barnwood the old life before. The walnut ring-the circle of life, the copper wrap the robes of Christ on the cross and the back light is the new day.