This is made from reclaimed oak, the bleachers from Liberty Highschool built in 1918, Philadelphia, reclaimed black leather (WWII Spats, WWII Gun Holster, Early 1900s purse etc) and chalkboard paint. The board is sanded smooth though may show signs of the wood's prior use such as nail burn holes, nails, bug holes etc. The back and sides are finished with natural tung oil and the sides are beveled. There is a hole in the top for hanging. Each tablet comes with one Cretacolor chalk pencil.