4 1/2 stars
Location: Farmington, MN
Date: November 27, 2018
Two features were not listed about this board; 1) it has a satin finish, (my personal preference). 2) This board is double-sided; meaning there is no felt bottom or feet. You can flip this board and choose whether the wood grain is vertical or horizontal, (I prefer horizontal).
I took off half a star because it is not perfectly flat. Not a deal-breaker at all, and in no way affects the playability, beauty, and enjoyment of this board. Place a towel or placemat underneath, and it is not even an issue.
The quality of construction and finish is superb. Heavy, thick, and unique. Should last for generations.
I am using my ebony 3.25" w 1.5" base Fischer Spassky Library Reykjavik Series pieces. It just looks right. So easy to "see" the pieces, to "see" the game!
Very happy with this purchase!