Reading previous reviews for this product it is clear that customers are worried about how their board will look, most customers are happy with the result. I had not seen or heard of olive wood chopping boards before and as I like natural products, decided to try one. They look great, they have a hard cutting surface and an amazing odour ! I have discovered there is a need to reverse the board after some use as it is quite thin and tends to warp following moisture ingress, it does flatten again after doing this. In a perfect world it would be nice to select your own board as mine does have a knot right on the edge of the board and I can see a split forming (hope it gets no worse) into the wood. I would take the chance and buy another, perhaps a bit bigger though.