This standard class 48" from spoke to spoke nautical ships wheel is made from Acacia wood and to stand the test of time. Acacia is extremely hard wearing and strong wood that many compare with the Teak that we all know and love. The hub in the center is made of brass. This wheel can be used outside but we recommend that you apply a lacquer coating periodically to ensure protection from the elements. This ship wheel / ships helm will help turn any room, cabin, deck, patio or garden into your own Nautical Wonderland and enhance your nautical home decor. This 48” ship wheel has detachable spokes which saves on shipping cost and prevents damage to the spokes in transit. Simply screw the spokes in and it will be the same as a one piece wheel. This ships steering wheel also makes a fantastic nautical gift.