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!
Considering how hard it is to find decent chess boards these days, I cautiously recommend this board as long as you don’t pay too much for it. It is manufactured by a toy company and you should estimate its value with that in mind.
One of the most interesting chess board concepts designed by Chess House is the combination JLP Chess board and table found in the tables and furniture area. If you ever visit our office in the Lynden, Washington area, you’ll see these on display and be able to see their unique function. The chess table design is based around the JLP Chess Board. When you buy the table made from the same luxurious hardwoods, you can choose the chess board surface design you like most. The double function means you can play the chess board anywhere else and even collapse the table into it’s ultra compact storage profile specially designed to take up minimal space for safe transportation.
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 adequate to allow for stimulating games with beautiful stone pieces.
The chess specialists at the House of Staunton are proud to offer our themed chess set collection. We’ve paired up our favorite themed chess pieces with chess boards to create the perfect themed chess sets.
We have a wide range of complete chess sets for you to choose from. Or, you can customize your set by selecting your own chess pieces and chess board separately. This guide will help you ensure that you buy the right size pieces for your board.
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.”
That being said, the build is of great quality, they are just sending you something other than what you’ve seen. They Definitely need to up their act and sales method. Thats unacceptable. I am waiting on the replacement set that supposedly “matches the one listed in auction”. So we’ll see how this one looks…
You can finish this project any way you like, but a blend of equal parts oil, varnish and mineral spirits will give it a nice hand-rubbed look. You can also use a bamboo veneer to make it pop even more! Wipe a liberal amount of finish on the wood and spread it around evenly. Let the finish sit for about 15 minutes and then wipe it off. Don’t leave any wet finish on the wood. You might want to apply two or three coats. Let each coat dry several hours and buff the last one with #0000 steel wool for a satin sheen.
For the money the board is ok. It’s a four, maybe a three-star product. The box proudly declares that the item inside is a wooden chess board. That’s a bit of a stretch. It’s most likely particle board with veneer. And the product description claims that it is an inlaid wood board and, if it is, it manages to nearly pass for a high-resolution photo-finish.