Just got this one completed. He has detachable antlers for ease of shipping and moving. The base is oak with two different colors of stain for a nice contrast. I make all my bases, unless the customer wants ultra fancy, LOL I am a taxidermist, not a woodworker, but I like doing woodwork, as long as it is straight forward. . I should add that this particular mount also spins 360 on a steel pipe. Kinda cool if you are wanting a different perspective.