The box is not wood, so I feel that the description was misleading. The actual chessboard that is printed on top is missing spots and looks has chips in the "paint". I'm embarrassed to give this as a groomsman gift, but I got it engraved so I can't return it. Don't waste your money.
Merchant Response:We're so sorry you're unhappy with this item. We'd be happy to either send you a new one or enable you to exchange/return it. Can you use our contact form to give us your order # or the email used on your order: http://www.executivegiftshoppe.com/contactus.html