The minimalist design concept is one of my favorites, and the inspiration behind the simply elegant shape of the pieces. The board features 1/4" thick solid tiles of Birdseye Maple, and African Zebra wood laminated to a 3/4" thick Baltic birch substrate. The boarder is solid Jarrah, as are the dark pieces. The light pieces are cut from Rock Maple, and the 4 angled corner posts which elevate the board are solid Blood wood. All pieces have felt pads on the bottom, and the four posts each feature a non-skid neoprene pad. Both board and pieces are protected with a durable satin lacquer finish. The actual board measures 17 13/16" across each way from outside boarder to outside boarder, and 20" from outside post to outside post. The Kings are just over 5" tall. Top of the board is 2 7/8" from the top of whatever you choose to display it on. The first two pictures are very accurate in color, however the close-up shows the Maple pieces lighter than they are.