Veneer chessboards use much less of the deluxe hardwood in their construction and this reliable construction method is much more consistent, so wastage and defects tend to be a lot less making the chessboards less expensive. These chessboards have sharp corners from all edges with matte finish on the top surface of it, hence matte surface will protect the chessboard from finger smudges & scratches.
We are one of the worlds largest and most established online chess specialists. We stock a huge range of chess sets in our warehouse, all of which are ready for immediate dispatch to you. We have a range of shipping options including free delivery, next working day, Saturday and Sunday as well as global tracked services.
Pick your price point. While top-line sets—featuring ornate, hand-carved chessmen and boards made of expensive woods—can run $20,000 and more, you can find a sturdy, handsome set for much less. Shawn Sullivan, Managing Director of Huntsville, Alabama-based manufacturer the House of Staunton said quality sets can be had for well under $100. His company’s “economy line” is its fastest-growing division. “Quality, when it comes to chess sets, doesn’t have to break the bank,” Mr. Sullivan said.
If you decide to go with a wooden board, chess pro Mr. Dlugy advised purchasing the flat as opposed to the fold-up style. “Solid boards are simply more stationary,” he said. Mr. Seirawan agreed: “A flat board is much preferred as the fold is distracting.”
Don’t be fooled by low-priced imitators – The House of Staunton is the only choice for luxury chess pieces. Our luxury chess pieces have been meticulously handcrafted by master artisans to capture the old-world craftsmanship that have long defined the Staunton pattern.
But before you do that, drill a few holes in the edge of each strip with a dowel jig so that you can keep the parts from sliding around during glue up. Our Deluxe Doweling Jig Kit is perfect for this project. The squares of your chessboard need to line up perfectly, so be extremely careful when drilling the dowel holes.
L.L. from NV writes, “I cannot begin to tell you how pleased I am with the chess set which arrived today. It’s so exquisite, I can’t stop looking at it. Though the pictures on your website are beautiful, they don’t do justice to actually seeing them in person.”
Teachers and coaches will find that a wall-hanging demonstration chess board provides that needed visibility to an entire class of students. These “demo” boards are vinyl and rollup in a similar way to club style boards. This makes the demo board conveniently portable should you need to take it to multiple classrooms.
(Pieces Only) The House of Staunton has an unbelievable selection of plastic chess sets at the Internet’s lowest prices. We have tournament plastic chess sets, club plastic chess sets and travel plastic chess sets in stock and ready to ship.
For protection of your chessboard a selection of chess board bags are available. Depending on the size board you may find one that fits your board and pieces. The 22″ chess bags for example fit the 21″ JLP Chess boards well.
Terrific Roman chess set complete with small and large pieces. Made of plastic and from 1960’s era. In lovely condition with pieces, box and board as shown. Wonderful for play or collection. Look care…
Three classic games all in one convenient box.This high quality wood constructed three in one game contains game surfaces and pieces for chess,draughts, and backgammon. The backgammon board is located…
The most popular and widely used chess board is the flat, wooden type and is the preferred choice of most privately owned chess sets. A really basic one could consist of a square piece of light coloured plywood.
When you contact us it will quickly become apparent – we have a passion for the Royal Game and a passion for friendly customer service. Yes, teaching students individually and in schools Yes, founding and directing an annual tournament for students of public, separate and private schools … Yes, playing in tournaments in North America and Europe … Yes, understanding the evolution of the Game of Kings … Yes, having an excellent knowledge of quality chess products… Call us for advice – whether it may be on a suitable gift, the right size of board, how fast we can deliver, or anything else. We welcome your inquiry.
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Handcrafted in the United States out of such exotic timbers as Walnut Burl, Amboyna Burl, Cocobolo, Bocote and Padauk, The House of Staunton offers the finest luxury wood chess boards in the world. Click here to browse our extensive luxury wood chess board offerings.