There are radical boards which have eve departed from the flat surface to become a series of steps where pieces move up and down the steps. Some bright spark designed a board in which each square is a folded GB £20 note, the pieces are little piles of money of different values the bronze one pence coins being the pawns.
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Novices making their opening moves in acquiring a chess set can feel similarly daunted, considering all the options: miniature travel-friendly versions (often with magnetic pieces and roll-up boards); wooden boards of various sizes and grains, not to mention precious-stone and marble ones; elaborate ornamental and memorabilia sets with themes ranging from the Battle of Waterloo to “Star Trek.” Battle pieces come in plastic, wood, metal and a wealth of rare and exotic materials. Forty-thousand-year-old Woolly Mammoth ivory, anyone?
The chess squares grid can be screen printed directly onto the wood in black ink. Here you can have a perfectly serviceable chessboard. But because of the exalted status of the game of chess many people prefer to use a board more fitting to be used for ‘the game of kings’. Hence the demand around the world for craftsman built, beautiful boards with fine veneers and inlays that would be serviceable possibly for generations!
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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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.
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…
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
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.”
The pleasure and excitement of a chess game increases many fold when you lay the pieces on a beautiful wooden chess board. Like the chess pieces, the chess board is equally important as the game moves around on the chess board. If you already have a set of chess pieces and you want to buy a chess board online then you are at a right place. Our chess boards made from the exotic woods and are truly a work of art just like our chess pieces.
M.N. from TX writes, “The chess sets arrived today. WOW, I had heard that the House of Staunton chess sets were the best around and now I can see why! Both sets are absolutely beautiful. I know I’m going to enjoy the Zagreb set.”
This white marble and black onyx set is quite nice. The carving in the black pieces is gorgeous, but the white pieces are a bit marred by the white marble color irregularities which can look like repaired fractures. I presume that they are just variegation in the marble, however. The chess board itself is very lovely – the white and black are very glossy and smooth. I haven’t actually given it to my spouse so the pieces have not yet been played with, but I think that the markings, while not completely traditional for bishops in particular, will be to allow for stimulating games with beautiful stone pieces.
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.
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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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.”
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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.”
Chess is an ancient strategy game who took on its earliest forms around the 6th century. Enjoy this ancient game on Chess Armory’s large 15″ x 15″ high quality folding wooden chess set. This beautiful…
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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.
Essentially the chessboard is the same as the board used to play English draughts or American checkers, although the in play the chessboard is laid in a different orientation from draughts in that the board is placed between the opposing players with a white square in the bottom right hand corner.
We stock one of the biggest and best selections of chess boards for sale in the UK. We buy only from high quality suppliers based in Europe including Italfama and RECHAPADOS FERRER S.A. Our boards start at just £32.00 and stretch to over two hundred pounds for our supreme quality luxury lacquered boards. Unlike other retailers we stock a complete range of sizes of most of our boards. You can select the size you require at the time of ordering. It’s worth noting that none of our wooden chess boards are sourced from the far east where quality is as low as the prices. We only source them from approved European suppliers who guarantee us the best quality.
This chess set is not what I expected, but turned out that my son loved it. I thought it would be bigger. To my surprise, the pieces are magnetic (guess I didn’t read closely). I love that it holds the pieces underneath. My son was very satisfied. I just wish the pieces were bigger.
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″.
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.