A gorgeous chessboard! I made this using purple heart and birdseye maple for the squares and encased the squares in ebony. The playing surface is also wrapped in an ebony border. I set the playing surface wrapped in ebony about a half an inch above the birdseye border really showing off the ebony. The craftsmanship on this board is top notch and will last generations. I finished the board in satin and wet sanded to perfection. The squares are 2 and a quarter inches. The board measures 24 inches square and is 2 and a half inches tall. Game pieces are not included.