This chessboard is made of alternating light and dark wood (macassar ebony and maple).Macassar is a type of Ebony that comes from Southeast Asia and has a dark, striped appearance. It offers a rustic or antique look with its strong texture and grain. The board has a macassar ebony border of about 2 3/8" all the way around that provides an elegant, finished look. This board will look good with any dark wood pieces or lighter pieces for a nice contrast. The squares are a standard 2-1/8" size.
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!