Deluxe Wenge Wood Chessboard is made of alternating light and dark wood, (Wenge and Maple). Wenge is a dark, very straight-grained wood that creates a stark contrast from the lighter maple. Use your ebony/ebonized pieces with it, or enjoy an elegant variation by using wooden pieces with lighter wood tones. This board has standard 2 1/8" squares and a 2 3/8" border. Pieces are not included.
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!
This is a unique wood board in that the playing surface isn't totally smooth and polished. There's still a feeling of "real wood" to it - some texture, as it were. I was able to purchase this board at a sale price that was significantly lower than the suggested retail. Granted, there is a slight imperfection on the outer boarder, but it is invisible except in direct sunlight. This is the only reason it gets 4 stars instead of five. Nice felted "feet" elevate the board just slightly above the table it is on and protect that table's surface. A very classy wood chess board.