That's what I am having gotten this board. First off, I've been looking for a macrame board for a very long time. Believe it or not, I could not find one! Not in craft stores, not anywhere so I sort of let it slide and figured I'd see one sooner or later. No luck. Well, when I saw this on Jewel School, I got to the computer immediately. I just love it! I had one years ago and I used pins with it; this one you can use pins also, it says it is 'self healing' but the notches all around are sheer genius. What a simple but brilliant idea. These hold the stringing material both taut and out of the way and the fact that it's a grid is extremely useful. The quality appears to be very good, no surprise there, it's Beadsmith, and it's very lightweight. All pros no cons. Yeah, it has a bit of a smell, but it's not a bad smell, just odd, but I'm sure if I leave it by an open window it will dissipate over time. Very, very pleased with this offering. Oh yes, and the price was very nice too.