JLP Hardwood Cabinet with Drawers and Removable Chess Board

Sale price$630.00 USD
Only 2 units left
Size: 2.25" Squares
Material: Wenge and Maple

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About The JLP Hardwood Cabinet with Drawers and Removable Chess Board

For those who enjoy well made wood craft, this entirely unique cabinet by our artist JLP is a stunning piece of workmanship to help you enjoy chess in your home.

The chess board itself is finished to perfection on both sides. It is surrounded by a leather padded border enabling the board be easily lifted from the cabinet, a unique aspect of the design. This lets you play on the chessboard itself elsewhere in your home should you wish to leave the cabinet in its place.

The JLP hardwood cabinet's storage drawers keep your chessmen safe and dust free, fitting any Staunton style chessmen appropriate to the chessboard square sizes of 2" or 2 1/4"

  • Solid hardwoods in walnut and maple or wenge and maple
  • Dimensions of Cabinet with Board: 22 1/4"L x 22 1/4"W x 3 1/4"H
  • Board sizes 18" with 2.25" squares or 16" with 2" squares
  • Double sided board finish (turn over to enjoy the other side)
  • Two drawers with felted interior.  Each drawer can fit an entire set of tournament size 4" pieces with extra queens and piece base sizes up to 1.7"
  • Drawer dimensions: 10"W x 9 1/4"D x 1 3/4"H 
  • Cabinet base is felt to protect table surfaces
  • Add your own pieces or select one of the options recommended.
  • 100% handcrafted in USA by a Chess House exclusive artist.
  • Pieces shown not included (see options for pieces)


About the Artist

John has a rich woodworking heritage in the state of Pennsylvania. Originally from Switzerland, the skills were passed down through five generations. This lost art of woodworking is continually refined, blending timeless methods with the latest knowledge of wood behavior.

For example every design must be carefully planned with the appropriate wood selection and cuts to account for variations in humidity that cause natural expansion and contraction of wood. To craft a wood product that will last for generations, John gives great attention to every phase of production including wood selection, drying, cutting, curing, crafting, and the multi-step finishing process that results in the smooth, elegant, lustrous finish for which the JLP products are known.

Every product is personally overseen by John and must meet his standards before releasing them to Chess House.

Product Specs

Board Size
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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Steve Pappas
Pairing JLP Hardwood Cabinet with "Stack" chess board

I purchased my JLP Hardwood Cabinet unbundled from the regular 18" chess board and instead got an 18" "Stack" chess board. It fits like a glove, like it was made to measure.

And I now have the modularity of the cabinet's removable board, but with the extra flexibility of being able to compactify it even further with the 4 piece stack board.

The communication and service was excellent. An absolute pleasure to do business with. I highly recommend this company.

JLP hardwood cabinet with drawers and removable board 2.25 inch squares walnut/maple

Excellent product that was shipped promptly. Beautifully crafted and an absolute delight to use. I have combined it with the 3.75 inch Sinquefield Cup Series pieces and the combination is stunning. It just makes you want to play chess! The drawers are a very practical addition to the design - you capture a piece and place it in the drawer. This means low maintenance in terms of dusting. The removable board is a stroke of genius because you now have two boards, the large version with drawers or a minimalist version for days you feel like playing on a borderless board. The only criticism one could make is that these boards are frequently sold out. But then the wait is well worth it and the service is excellent.

Vincent Niedzielski
Best chess board ever

In 60+ years of playing this is the best chess board I have ever bought
The workmanship is unbelievable and right up there with furniture in my home costing tens of thousand of dollars
I now buy all my chess needs fro Chess House
Service was amazing

Eric Burcham
Worth the money

I eyeballed this for a long time before pulling the trigger. My limited edition Stack from JLP had some minor issues that made me reticent to spend this kind of scratch on another item.

I’m glad I did. It arrived VERY well packed in immaculate condition. The cabinetry it excellent. The detailing is excellent. The drawer hardware is excellent. It looks great on my table. It has very generous drawers that hold my 3.75 pieces and a set of checkers with tons of room to spare.

If you’ve been waiting for a review, I couldn’t be happier. Definitely worth every penny.