The combination of these 3 species of woods is absolutely stunning. The squares are red oak and ipe and measure 1 and a half inches and are contained in a black walnut inlay for maximum visual effect. The board is set on a pedestal of red oak with a impressive curve detail bringing the total board to 15 and a half inches. The surface is finished in high gloss polyurethane to bring out the beauty of the hardwoods and also guaranteeing a lifetime of use. Game pieces are not included.