Stripes has 12 boards and three different species of hardwood perfectly glued together. The dark wood is Wenge, lighter wood is African Mahogany, and the purple colored wood, is appropriately named, Purpleheart! This ashtray is about seven inches square, two and half inches tall with four cigar rests and a good heft. It a perfect match for resting a few hand rolled premium cigars in between draws or when you need to refresh your beverage. Who says the cook gets to have all the fun with their striped cutting board?