I have a very nice 3.5″ wood set from TheChessStore, and I can vouch for their high quality. The set you are looking at from eBay should be a very nice quality set that I think you would be very pleased with.
The chessboard upon which the game of chess is played is made up of sixty-four squares, eight columns and eight rows in alternating colours of black and white, or light and darker shades of wood. In competition chess the boards will be coloured dark green and light buff.
L.L. from AZ writes, “This chess set exceeded all my expectations. I’ve been looking for a red-lacquered chess set for quite sometime, and this is the most beautiful I’ve ever seen. Thank you, also, for meticulously wrapping each piece.”
To give your chessboard a finished look, add a 2″ border around the outside. Rip a few strips of either your light or dark stock and miter them to fit around the board. Then drill a few dowel holes to help you keep the border aligned when you attach it to the chessboard. Glue the border strips in place and sand the completed project to #220-grit.
P.M. from OK writes, “The chess set I ordered from you came in mint condition, expertly wrapped and it is a work of art. It is rare to find items crafted so well and I will certainly recommend The House of Staunton to others.”
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.”
Rare large chess set of Ancient Rome made in the 1960’s. Two tiers of large pieces in silver and gold. Board and box in great condition. ** These pieces are heavy plastic and felted on bottom. The box…
G.M. from MS writes, “I received the Rosewood Players chess set today and all I can say is… outstanding! It is a magnificent set. I couldn’t ask for a better chess set, it puts my set from the USCF I got in the 80’s to shame.”
Whether you’re looking for an affordable wood chess board to use with your children or a luxury wood chess board to decorate your house, The House of Staunton is your source for the finest Wooden Chess Boards in the world. With wood chess boards ranging from $39 to $5,000, we truly have a wood chess board for everyone!
The dragon chess game actually consists of three tiered glass boards on which an array of medieval looking characters are involved in a complex multileveled game. The game was invented by the creator of the popular “Dungeons and Dragons” games.
We have recently added two new styles of chess boards to our selection. The first type is a very high quality Black Anegre and Maple board that has been produced with a high gloss. This board is a nice complement to our luxury Ebony black chess pieces. These two types of boards are available in sizes from just under 18 inches square to 23.6 inches square. The second type of board is a design exclusive to The Regency Chess Company. It features Black Anegre squares and a medium brown Palisander border. These boards are also finished in a gloss lacquer and they are also available in four different sizes. Both of these fine Spanish boards feature precisely inlaid veneers that have been made to a very high standard.
It’s not very well made… The board had cracked wood underneath, and the pieces aren’t very detailed. Some wood chips were even left in bishops’ visors, almost like the makers didn’t bother putting time into making the product look nice.
The House of Staunton makes it easy to take your chess gear on the go with our selection of chess bags. We have the highest quality and widest selection of chess bags on the internet – even chess board carrying bags!
The fact is that many of our customers prefer their sets for display rather than to be use in games. Like a fine musical instrument, a vintage luxury automobile, or a first edition classic book, the luxury chess set is to be admired. Plenty of Regency Chess sets have been purchased by individuals who only have a rudimentary understanding of the game, if any at all. In fact, these are our typical customer for luxury sets – those who wish to see the set as a design accessory or a conversation piece. When you see our finely crafted pieces of fine hardwoods it is quite simple to understand why they are strictly on display. In particular, the expertise with which the knights are designed, hand carved, and finished make them the hallmark pieces in the set. As you can see, we also sell a larger version of the knights to be used as fine paperweights – that look especially classy on a fine wooden executive desk. Whether it be with a fine glass of port, your favourite cigar, or in the company of a connoisseur, we implore you to play a game or two on these luxurious heirloom sets – as life is simply too short to deny oneself such a luxury!
With plastic chess pieces from the House of Staunton, you’ll never have to sacrifice quality for low cost. The House of Staunton is firmly committed to offering the finest plastic chess pieces in the world, and making them available at reasonable prices. Bulk pricing discounts also available!
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.
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Choose your chessmen. A common misconception is that plastic chess pieces weigh less than wood chessmen. But this isn’t the case, according to Mr. Sullivan. “Unless you’re talking about a hollow plastic chess set you buy at a Rite Aid or Toys ’R’ Us, the vast majority—wood or plastic—are weighted with a metal slug in the base,” he said. Chess retailers often tout the fact that their pieces are weighted, but it’s a given.
The House of Staunton has 2,000 chess books and Chess Magazines, in stock and to ship, including hundreds of rare and out-of-print chess books that aren’t available anywhere else! Shop for chess books today!
As well as flat boards, there is a vast range of folding chessboards. These are hinged boards that can become a casket to keep the pieces in. This is a clever way to store your whole chess set in a convenient, easily transportable box. The chequered board becomes the decorative design on the outside of the box. Simple and clever!
Perfect! For the prize and size, it was exactly what I wanted. The entire set is solid wood, both the board and pieces. I am teaching my 3 year old how to play, so I wanted something durable, and this works great. It is nothing fancy, but I wasn’t looking for fancy, just basic plain pieces for teaching.