Deluxe Walnut Wood Chessboard is made of alternating light and dark wood, (Walnut and Maple). As you can see in the pictures, this wood chess board will accentuate any wood chess set with reddish-warm tone. Treat your wood chess pieces right - this board will look absolutely fabulous in any room!
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!
The board appearance and quality is excellent. 2 inch squares are perfect for king with 1.5 inch base. (Don't know why House of Stanton doesn't offer this board in 2" squares, doesn't offer any 2" square boards in their combos and recommends 2.25" squares for 1.5" base kings.)
The square are a bit darker than pictured and are darker than the "golden rosewood" pieces.