As many of my items, this is but a representative image. These can be set up akin to a chess board which seems most popular, or, they can be solid color. They can be anything in between, as well. The engraving and inlays can also be done to make a stunning item.
The materials to choose from are Maple, Cherry, Sapele, and Black Walnut- and that is in descending order of the natural colors of the woods.
If selected to create with ‘feet’, such as in the image, a lot can be done on the bottom of the board as well, keeping it from contacts with knives and cleavers. In this case it was an inlayed Birch panel with an image and message lasered into it, making it a valued keepsake for the recipient.