These sturdy boards are heavier than plywood or similar boards because our 24 x 32 boards are constructed of locally sourced Maple, Hickory and White Oak. We use high quality wood to create a beautifully rustic finish for your photos. We also use an aluminum bracket across the board to ensure it is durable enough to last. Each board is double sided allowing you to pick two beautiful farmhouse inspired finishes. Each board is sealed with a clear matte protectant finish to help protect it from spills.