I received my JLP Raised edge board last week, and it is a beautiful piece of wood. The finish and craftsmanship, are impeccable. It came in on Wed., shipped on Thursday, and I received it the next day --- luckily I am only about 100 miles away in Monroe. Service at the Chesshouse was impeccable as always, Paul took fantastic care of me. I have been dealing with the Chesshouse over 20years, they always take excellent care of their customers.
The "Raised Edge" board, is quite nice, and the craftmanship as you would expect is beautiful. The board is a lot lighter, than I expected. I had bought a Drueke years ago, from the Chesshouse, and that board is way heavier, and bulkier, as well as a 20" Shersham board I bought a few years back from ChessH (both solid boards are heavier). This raised edge board is more refined, and easier to move about, so I don't think I am going to miss the extra weight and bulk. So, If you are after a massive, and heavy board pick one of the other JLP boards, but if you think you would enjoy having this raised playing service , and a more refined board you will be very pleased with the "Raised Edge"...... Iam!
Thanks again, Paul and Raphael.....