That is a good eye and you are onto some of TheChessStores games! They sell a quality built set but their photos are NOT representative of what you will get. They use templates for different set auctions and have switched manufacturers, while still using old photos!
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.
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!
Don’t miss out on these staunton chrome and black chrome plastic chess men with board. Men are double weighted and feature padded faux leather bottoms. Board features a beautiful high gloss artificial…
Hello, great project thanks for sharing! I’ve just completed the second glue-up and sanded it all down again but I’ve noticed a kink in one of the corners meaning the board does not lay completely flat. Is there anything I can do about this, such as clamp it flat and leave for days hoping it will stretch, or is it something I’m going to have to put up with? (This is my first woodwork project)
We know that buying a chess set online can be a difficult decision, sometimes impossible. That’s why we have a modern showroom with lots of parking right out the front and over 200 sets on display! You can also give us a call and one of our very helpful and knowledgeable staff will assist you making the right decision.
Heat things up with our fiery red chess boards! Our grey and red Briar board includes dramatic texture that appears almost liquid as it winds through each deep red and dark grey square. Our glossy black and red version includes a similar fluid texture complemented by the stark contrast of intense red on solid black.
Please don’t believe for a second that this is real solid wood.. It’s not it’s a very very thin veneer walnut that is paper thin. I took this board and lightly sanded it to inlay into a game table I built. Guess what? The chess squares totally disappeared to a cheap particle board base. Do not, Do not buy this chinese piece of junk. Buy solid wood….THIS IS NOT!!!!
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.”
Magnetic chessmen are made from hornbeam and sycamore. Wooden Chess Board is made from beech and birch. Stop Searching you find it ! Wooden Birch board and Hornbeam wood chessmen are magnetic so they …
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!
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.
Beautiful Chess Set with Hand Carved Board and Pieces. King 4.5″. Queen 3.66″. Pawn 2.28″. Board Measures 21.65″W x 1.18″H x 21.65″D. Squares measure 2.24″x2.24″. Board is made from beech and birch wo…
The House of Staunton chess boards come in all sizes and materials. We proudly offer Mouse Pad chess boards, Vinyl chess boards, Paper chess boards, Wooden chess boards. You won’t find more chess boards anywhere else!
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.
B.R. from IL writes, “I just received the new chess board and it’s just beautiful! The new chessmen look great sitting on it, and I’m sure it will give me hours of pleasure playing the greatest game of all !”
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.”
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…
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The Staunton set was originated by architect Nathaniel Cook, manufactured by Jaques of London and named after Howard Staunton, the world’s top player at the time. Today, Staunton Pattern chessmen are the only style sanctioned for competitive play.
JLP chess boards are a line of ultra-high quality hardwood chess boards made in the United States. If you want a fine gift for someone, the JLP line is hand-crafted, heirloom level choice. In the personalized chess boards category, you have the option of custom engraving a maple plaque for the JLP Players board.
Chess, checkers and backgammon games are more than just board games or great gifts. They open doors to higher thinking, planning and learning how to be proactive. These games also are loads of fun as challenges are met and won. Get your game on today.
A.S. from ND “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.”
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!
Handcrafted Chessmen: These felt bottom chessmen are handmade from hornbeam and sycamore wood. The elegantly intricate detail of each playing piece is impressive. Quality Board: This board is made fro…
Just an update guys – I have had a bad experience with TheChessStore so far! The set arrived, and although the build quality is excellent (weights, felting, finishing), the set looks nothing like the eBay auction above I came to find out from TheChessStore that they switched manufacturers and that is the reason for the different look. I am waiting for a replacement set that supposedly closer matches the one I paid for.