The wood used for the squares are Cherry and Norway Maple, the border is made from Norway maple. All of the wood used was harvested from local tress fallen during storms. After a really bad storm I ALWAYS drive around with a chainsaw offering to help and haul away some of their larger pieces (so glad I have a trailer).
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This is our first purchase of this item. It will supplement our first place prize for our tournament this year. I was incredibly impressed when it arrived. I’m not normally a fan of travel sets but this might just convert me.
Hunched over the table, brows furrowed, timer ticking, two fervently calculating minds compete over a handsome, hand-made chess set that befits the Game of Kings. Chess boards can be as designed with as much care and scrutiny as a strategy for the game itself or it can adhere to standard, traditional shapes and styles. With over a millennium of gameplay to learn from and reflect upon, even a vintage or antique chess set represents but a drop in the ocean of thought and competition spanning the game’s impressive historical longevity. The wide inventory on eBay is home to chess sets for every occasion including: tournament style, travel-size, gorgeous decorative sets, novelty, and more. Shoppers can choose from hand-carved exotic wood or lightweight plastic Staunton designs. Shoppers should also bear in mind that a tournament chess set is relatively large, as tournament rules dictate the board must have 2.25-inch squares and a king that is approximately four inches tall. A slightly smaller set may be less reminiscent of the boards over which Garry Kasparov vanquished opponent after opponent in numerous world championships, but it may better fit your coffee table.
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Wooden chess boards are the most common and provide a wide variety of wood types and finishes. An economical wood board can be a wonderful place to start. Most of our wooden chess boards are made in Poland, Spain, India, and the USA. Visit the wooden chess boards page to view the varieties available and if you’re not sure, we can help guide you to the ideal chess board for you.
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Great responses guys and thank you for the information! I will take a look at HOS and see if they have some offerings on eBay. I was looking at one set in particular because I like the dark “white side” vs the ebony side. I am not sure if I am supposed to be posting a link like this here but it was this set. Is this good quality you think?
Level the playing field. House of Staunton’s Mr. Sullivan suggested that novices begin with a quality roll-up board, which are often used in tournaments, then trade up to a more conventional wooden model. Roll-up sets are lightweight, portable and affordable (as low as $5). “And if you drop it, throw it or even spill on it, it’ll still be perfectly functional,” he said.
You can get creative here and alternate the color for each side of the board cherry, maple cherry maple… I decided to go with the maple all sides. These are glued on each side and mitered with one another at the corners.
Wood chess boards are the accessory of choice for many serious players. There are so many reasons to love this timeless material. Wood can be very strong and durable. It also tends to be less costly compared to similar alternatives. The best part is that wood offers nearly limitless customization options, which is made obvious by our stunning selection of the finest wooden boards.
H.O. from ND writes, “Received my beautiful ebonized Winsor chess set today. It is awesome. A work of art I will treasure & play with. I can’t wait to save up enough for my House of Staunton chess board.”
Board: Folding Inlay Sycamore Wood Chess Board w/ Notation. Tournament Wood Chess Board and Pieces Set – Tournament # 4. Nice display piece for any living room or den.Tournament regulation size chess …
Handcrafted chessmen are magnetic and made from hornbeam and sycamore wood. Handcrafted Chessmen: These magnetic chessmen are handmade from hornbeam and sycamore wood. The elegantly intricate detail o…
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P.C. from LA writes, “I knew I had to buy your set of chessmen. They are fantastic. The case is gorgeous. And even the chess board is beautiful, despite it being one of your least expensive chess boards.”
The board measures 15″ x 15″ overall with a 1 5/8″ square. There are scratches, imperfections and dings, primarily on the wooden frame. This board would best suit a king with a 1″ – 1 1/4″ base. We ha…
If you prefer something more relaxed and refreshing, we also carry a selection of vibrant blue boards. These often feature a matching texture with a completely different tone created by azure hues. Our catalog also showcases Bubinga and maple, dark rosewood, hazelnut, mahogany, Padauk, Sapele and grey tones as well as verdant green.
D.O. from NJ writes, “The chess set and chess board are incredible. The pictures looked great, but they don’t do this set justice. I can’t believe there is a finer classic Staunton chess set out there.”
Try Ebay. Use “staunton” in the search function to filter out all the goofy theme sets. Even if you don’t buy on Ebay you will at least get a very quick lesson on the current chess market so you don’t do something silly.
If you have to cut a lot of the edge off to make it all even, it will look odd. So in that case, I would do the opposing side of the board the same size. You could then designate the start areas on the board saving the work you have put into it already.
Although the golden rosewood vs ebony isn’t traditional, I like that it is darker. My board has darker squares and border, so plain boxwood never looked quite right on it. I look forward to receiving what will hopefully be my first quality chess set! I will update you guys when I get it next week 🙂
M.M. from KS writes, “I received the chess set today! I can only say that the photos on your web site do no justice to the Collector Series chess pieces. I hand waxed them as you instructed, and they are truly exceptional.”
Yes, that’s a good set. Usually you would substitute the rosewood for the ebony for Black instead of for the White, but if it works for you, it’s cool. They are well-made, well-weighted, and from a respected dealer.
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Our products are carefully sourced directly from the manufactures. We buy our sets from suppliers in almost every corner of the globe and we have become somewhat obsessive when it comes to quality. Which ever set you choose you’ll be certain that it’s only been included in our range because it met out rigorous and obsessive quality standards