Quality hardwoods and craftsmanship is a great description of our chess boards and that being said this board stands out. The combination of bubinga and quilted maple is one thing but when you add the ebony inlay it just doesn't get any better and when you consider the price of my boards this unit cannot be beaten by any of my competitors. Each square measures 1 and 3 quarter inches and are encased in ebony. The pedestal is quilted maple with a bubinga inlay. The board dimensions are 17 and 1 quarter inches and the board is finished with high gloss polyurethane. Game pieces not included.