I was so pleased with this purchase. It is all you would expect and more. This is a cutting board that any professional would be happy to own. The weight of it was shocking. It has a permanent home on my counter. And that is what it deserves. It is beautiful and the wood grains are deep and accent it beautifully. Anyone who loves to cook would love having this board, it makes chopping several things at once a breeze. And it will last a lifetime if taken care of. If you chop regularly it is a must own.