Black Deluxe Wood Chessboard is made of alternating light and dark wood, (Anegre and Erable). Anegre is also known as English Tawa or African Birch and the whitened Erable is also known as Bird's-Eye Maple. Bird's Eye Maple has a pattern of swirling eye-like disruptions in the grain of the wood that create an unusual pattern (see image 4). The wood is durable, hard, and has a fine, smooth texture. This board offers a classic black and white design with the quality of a stunning wooden board. It's a standard tournament size and will look great with natural wooden pieces.
Rechapados Ferrer is the leading chess board manufacturer in the world producing inlaid wood chess boards that are unsurpassed in beauty in and quality. These boards are inlaid by highly skilled craftsmen using the finest veneers available. The boards are finished with a polyurethane semi-gloss finish to beautify and protect the wood, giving a smooth mat touch to the boards and protecting players from light reflection. It brings out the natural beauty of the wood. The craftsmanship is outstanding!
While I find the overall quality of this board good I was disappointed with the very noticeable natural dark markings on the light colored squares. This should have been caught at quality control.