I used some quality ingredients and came up with this. The blue acrylic makes for an interesting contrast against the walnut. The grid is an ebony inlay. The game pieces store inside in a felted chamber and are made of birdseye maple and walnut. I finished the board in semi gloss polyurethane and wet sanded to perfection. The board measures 12 inches square x 2 and a quarter inches tall when opened. Tak is a registered trademark of cheapass games and all licensing fees have been paid.