Black Deluxe Wood Chessboard is made of alternating light and dark wood, (Anegre and Erable). Anegre is also known as English Tawa or African Birch and the whitened Erable is also known as Bird's-Eye Maple. Bird's Eye Maple has a pattern of swirling eye-like disruptions in the grain of the wood that create an unusual pattern (see image 4). The wood is durable, hard, and has a fine, smooth texture. This board offers a classic black and white design with the quality of a stunning wooden board. It's a standard tournament size and will look great with natural wooden pieces.