I almost never write reviews but this is so perfect I feel I have to. The board is simply beautiful. It is thick – thicker than I expected – and feels solid, with a beautiful grain. I plan on using this for serving, not for chopping (for chopping, I think a rectangular board would be more practical) It feels both rustic and elegant. It arrived quite quickly and the packaging was as superb as the product – I wish I'd taken a photo but the puppy ran off with the box before I had a chance! Thank you for an excellent product at a very reasonable price.