When you are looking for the most elegant giant chess boards in the world, turn to teak. The slotted teak chessboard is designed to be placed on soft surfaces like grass, gravel sand or hard surfaces like pavement concrete or stonework. The slots allow for drainage and aid in drying. The teak chess board with 8" squares works perfectly with our Teak Chess Sets with a 16" King and our Teak Checkers with 7" diameter. Teak is an elegant, colorful wood that enhances any setting!