I use this as a cheese, cracker, and grape platter for parties, as well as everyday cutting, and I love it. It is constructed well, and the color has a rich grain when oiled. The dipped handle gives added color, but I would have preferred it with a natural wood finish.<br /><br />I only handwash this with a mild soap, and do add mineral or olive oil to it each time. The first few times I washed it I did notice I had to add more, but since them a light coat has only been needed.<br /><br />The board is a decent size, and for a party of 8, held plenty of cheese and crackers without having to fill it every twenty minutes. For the price, the size and quality is what I would expect, and would make a gorgeous gift.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]