Safely store your wood chess pieces inside this sapele wood box, designed primarily for wooden chessmen with a king height of 3" to 3.75" tall. Even with extra queens, the box will be a good fit for the entire set.
- Interior dimensions 8.6" x 5" x 3" (including lid space)
- Comes with divider
Okay, I've seen some reviews that the pieces don't fit 'standing up.' DUH. DUH.
I ordered this box based on the stated dimensions of the height of the tallest piece (King-Queen). This one said 3.75".
That is exactly the height of the somewhat clunky, yet beautiful, Isle of Lewis set I had. While somewhat hesitant, I took a chance, knowing CH Customer Service is fantastic. Yes the pieces fit, and the lid closes. Yes, it's a bit of a jigsaw puzzle, but this 3.75", faux stone, clunky set of pieces all fit in the box, and the lid closes shut, and latch catches. Please see photos. Chess House is the best!
During shipment the box was damaged, when I informed ChessHouse of this they responded right away and replaced the box immediately. The service was excellent.
This is a nice box at a very reasonable price. It's about the size of a dictionary, so it doesn't take up much room.
However, be careful though if you're looking to store a 3.75" set with it, especially if the knights, bishops, and rooks are big and chunky. I managed to barely fit an HOS Dubrovnik set in it only after taking out the divider and did some very creative horizontal stacking with the pieces in order to maximize space utilization.
I would say this box is probably more suitable for 3.5" or smaller sets in order to give a comfortable fit.