I just finished this chess table for my grandson who is 13 and has a great interest in chess. The board itself has inlaid 2 ” squares of dark walnut & figured maple veneer glued onto a stable base. There is a 1/4” walnut veneer trim around the whole board. Being frugal, I milled some old well figured spruce to make the frame and used a walnut stain. The inside of the drawers have partitions for individual pieces and are finished with black flocking. The finish used was wipe on poly and then a wax application. My grandson will be picking it up on the coming weekend so we’ll see what he has to say.