This Wonderful Helios chess set is made from the best pieces of birch wood and hard beam wood. Dark squares are carefully prepared to a beautiful brown colour. Lighter squares are left as pale natural wood colour and are lacquered with perfect finish. Playing pieces are made from hard beam wood which is carved and lacquered. Board lines, numbers and letters are near black. The dark playing pieces are stained in the same colour as the dark squares on the board. The chessboard have a matt lacquered finish. Approximate dimensions of wooden box closed: 39cm x 19.5cm x 5cm / 15 x 7.5 x 2 inches. Approximate dimensions of wooden playing board (when box is fully opened): 39cm x 39cm x 2.5cm / 15 x 15 x 1 inches. Approximate dimensions of one square: 4cm x 4cm Approximate height: King: 8cm / 3.2 inches Queen: 7cm / 2.8 inches Bishop: 6cm / 2.4 inches Horse: 5cm / 2 inches Rock: 4.5cm / 1.8 inches Pawn: 4cm / 1.6 inches Approximate weight of game set with pieces included: 1000gms Inside the box there is a molded insert. The box closes with two latches. As this set is made of wood, it is bound to have naturally occurring variations in colour within it. This chess set is uniquely made up to our requirements and includes all quality components. This chess set would make an ideal gift for a family member or friend.