This board is composed of alternating 2 1/4" maple and walnut squares. It has a beautiful, unique 2" maple border with walnut trim around the playing surface for the perfect contrast. It makes an elegant companion to chess pieces with a king base of 1 3/8" to 1 3/4" (3-3/4" king height). The board is backed with felt so it will not scratch the surface where it sits. It will look great with pieces featuring light or natural wooden tones.
The white squares are not white. They much more yellow than in the picture. Also, the board is really big, and i had no idea it would be so big.
I bought a scratch and dent board, which WSC sells occasionally for $40-50. The board had only one small blemish on one white square. This is a very nice, well made, inlaid (veneered) board, similar in size, construction and design to WSC's 22 inch black and maple board. The board surface is very smooth, and you can glide your pieces if you want. The colors of the squares are not quite accurate in the photos. The white squares are a bit darker than in the pictures, closer to the pictures of the maple and walnut board. Excellent deal.
This is a very nice looking board. I bought mine for 40.00 as a scratch and dent board. It is slightly warped, but it is not noticeable when playing a game. I will say that at the most I would pay 50 - 60 for the board. Not the full 120.00. Mainly because there are no notations on the board and for a little more you could save and get full hardwood board instead of a board with veneers.
If I were you I'd wait for it to go on sale.
This board arrived on time and was packaged well. Beautiful looking board.