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).
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.
P.G. from OR writes, “The set arrived today, and words fail to describe how gorgeous it looks. You’ve done something that I’ve always wanted to do: take an object I care about, and raise the world standard for functionality and aesthetics. Well done.”
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…
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The pieces look good and yes they don’t have felt bottoms, but I personally like them without the felt. It gives that chess piece sound when you move a piece, not silence as the felt ones do. To me, it seems extremely durable, I mean after all it is all wood, so unless you live with a gorilla, it should last. The cost can’t be beat either! I have seen a cardboard chess board and plastic pieces for almost as much as this one. A great buy and a great chess set!
Nowadays there is an enormous range of chessboards available, from low cost cardboard and roll-up vinyl, to ebony and ivory, glass, marble and pearl. Some chessboards are made with such precision and craftsmanship that they are elevated to the level of art or artefact!
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eBay is a good source because you can see the seller’s record of satisfaction and ask specific questions. But you can get lots of very nice wooden sets under $100. TheChessStore and HOS are both reputable, your experience sounds very unusual, though, no decent seller is not going to replace a defective set.
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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.
Our research has lead us to conclude that the basis for this new design of chess pieces was the Northern Upright Chess set. Complaints about the contemporary designs of chess pieces were well established in chess circles. By starting with an extremely popular yet highly artistic chess set, Mr. Cooke was able to focus his energies solely on correcting those deficiencies. The ornate features that were most susceptible to damage were removed, resulting in a chess set that was durable and less expensive to produce. The diameter of the bases was widened for increased stability and the chess pieces were weighted with lead to minimize tip over. Before the commercial launch of these new chess pieces, Mr. Cooke convinced Howard Staunton to lend his prestigious name to the new design. Mr. Staunton was England’s most celebrated Chess personality and the unofficial World Champion. The Staunton Pattern Chessmen, as they were officially known, became commercially available on September 29, 1849 and quickly became the world standard of chess pieces. Their lower production cost brought chess to the masses and did much to popularize the game.
(Comments :Of the many chess sets on the market these imported by Pacific Trading have best themes and best detail in pieces, imho 🙂 Great decor, conversation piece and you can even play chess! More …
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For $100 you should be able to get a pretty kick-ass set. Look for “House of Staunton” sets sold on ebay, not directly through the HOS site. They are usually much discounted for some reason. (I personally think a lot of the deep discounted stuff on ebay — esp if its shipping out of NYC/northern jersey — to be swag but what do i know).
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Last week we paid a visit to a newly opened café in Bristol, Chance & Counters – the first café in Bristol to cater exclusively to board games, created by friends Richard Scarsbrook, Steve Cownie, Alex Ratcliffe and Luke Neal. It’s our intention here at Regency Chess to really reach out to the growing number of establishments that are providing a home for chess, and board games more broadly, within the cosy, vibrant environments of cafés and bars.
A.S. from ND writes, “I just received my Plastic Collector’s set and it’s every bit as impressive as I had expected it to be. Not only is it the finest plastic chess set I’ve ever seen, but the biggest bargain, as well. That’s a rare combination.”
this chess board is a simple basic looking wooden chess board. There was a tiny chip in the board I received, but it wasn’t damaged enough for me to even complain. I just colored the tiny space piece in with a sharpie, took less than a second. The chess board is durable and I like that the board doesn’t fold.
The first thing I had to do was put a clean edge on each board. I had to clamp my straightedge to the boards and rip a clean edge on each. Then, with the newly clean and straightened edge against the fence I ripped them to about 4″ wide and cross-cut them to 28″.
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.
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.”
What i’ve figured out though is that’s not actually what they look like, they’re using the 4″ King picture template in the “Pieces Only” listing for the 3 inch set, the 3.5 inch set and the 4 inch set. Here is what the 3″ itself actually looks like:
Veneer boards are common, with more designs and lower cost, they range in quality and most look great. The majority are made with a high density fiber core overlaid with a thin wood veneer. If you’re the type that wants solid wood construction, these might not be for you.
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.
I’m really not one to draw up and go by plans. I really don’t even like following plans. That being said, I do sketch ideas and make notes to figure out my rough needs for a project. This does have draw-backs at times, but I’m still able to “wing-it” with most projects.
B.B. from OK writes, “Thanks again, the chessmen and the chess board both got much praise when I took them to work today. Everyone was as impressed as I was, with the beauty and quality of both my chess board and the wonderful chessmen.”
Below you’ll find many chess piece designs and styles including wood, plastic, marble, metal, and more. A fine set of chess pieces will be treasured for years and you can give your chess set a completely new look by swapping multiple styles with a chessboard you already own.