The polish on it was completely handcrafted using cotton with old methods. Board Size 41x41 cm - 15.7"x15.7". If you look for bigger size you can find in my store as well. Solid wood is always more expensive because; is more expensive to produce.Custom' boards are usually solid wood. They appeal to those looking for genuine quality and a valuable heirloom. A really well made solid wood chessboard can be expected to last for generations. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Games\Chess\Chess Accessories". The seller is "mohamedibribr-0" and is located in this country: TR. This item can be shipped worldwide.