the STACK Chessboard - Tournament Edition in Wenge and Maple   Free Shipping  

Product Code: JLPSTKBD225WG

  • $400.00 USD
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Product Details

You'll be amazed by the attention this unique chess board attracts. The innovative STACK chessboard blends art and functionality and transforms seamlessly into an eye-catching, solid hardwood chess board with an ultra-smooth furniture finish.

New in November 2019, the Wenge and Maple with Grey Suede brings a bold, darker look in a color pairing to complement many current modern decors.

The STACK chess board is a fascinating and exclusive centerpiece and the most unique and functional chess board ever made. It's for those who have an eye for artistic craft, who appreciate extraordinary craftsmanship, and who enjoy the game of chess.

As each layer is placed, embedded magnets join the four quadrants to form a smooth and seamless 64 square game playing surface.



The soft suede wrap with embedded magnets artfully covers the STACK to both protect and enhance it's presentation and emphasize the exclusivity, uniqueness, and care the STACK receives during every step its creation.

Those who love attractive, well made goods will enjoy the fine wenge and maple hardwoods finished to perfection.

The STACK blends art and functionality in a complete unique and exclusive product crafted by hand in Pennsylvania. The completely original chessboard is suited for games with a friend or loved one or as a centerpiece representing innovation and intelligence. It's a perfect gift, a clever, refined, and bold work of art that transforms into a seamless and solid hardwood chess board that's both eye-catching and startlingly precise for a handcrafted product.

 

  • Solid wenge and maple hardwoods
  • Magnets seamlessly connect the 4 layers
  • Suede wrap in Grey
  • 18" square chess board, 2.25" squares, 3/4" thickness
  • Add your own pieces or select one of the options recommended.
  • 100% handcrafted in USA by a Chess House exclusive artist.
  • NOTE: This is a product made of natural materials and variations in grain and color can be different from board to board. This may be particularly notable in the Wenge wood, which can range from a semi consistent dark chocolate color to a higher contrast grain variance of dark and lighter brown tones (as seen in a few customer review photos).
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.



Customer Reviews

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Ulises Pabon
Excellent workmanship

The board is without doubt a 5-star product. Workmanship is superb, no defects, magnet alignment works perfectly. It shipped to Puerto Rico and the packaging did its job. …… 5 star review

The pictures on the web site do show a darker Wenge than what I received. I concluded that I had received the Walnut board, not the Wenge (perhaps influenced by the 7/21 review below). I contacted Chesshouse to arrange either a change or a credit for the difference …. 5 star drops to 2

After exchanging pictures it turns out my board is the Wenge edition. Nonetheless, Chesshouse was glad to arrange a return and emphasized their 90 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee. I have to say, one call was all it took (no transferring from one department to another, no holds, no ifs or buts) to give me all the options. …. Rating jumps back to 4.5

Realizing we’re dealing with the natural variations in wood, and given that the board is extraordinary, I’m keeping it. Here are some pictures, though, so you appreciate the tonality and help you decide on whether you go the Wenge or the Walnut route.

Look at those pictures… I got to give it a 5!

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Michael
Great Chessboard!

Great chessboard! The wenge wood is absolutely beautiful and what a satisfying sound as the board comes together. I appreciate the fine craftsmanship and attention to detail. Well worth the price.

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Devoné Bean
Received wrong board

Received wrong board, ordered wenge and maple but received walnut and maple. Sending back, they did send me a return label thank you.

Update:
I preordered the Man Ray set on July 2nd after speaking to an associate on the phone who explained they would be getting an order in within the next two weeks. After two weeks I called to follow up on the status of my order and was told another couple of weeks. I had an event approaching that I could not risk not having a set for by then so I ordered the Stack chess set in the meantime and good thing I did, because I didn’t receive my initial order (Man Ray set) until August 17. The Stack chess set that was sent to me was the wrong set which I was unhappy with considering the $400 price tag and aforementioned event I had purchased it for. I was now unprepared as I had to send the set back. I was sent a return label and was then sent a replacement that had a defect and a note that read “$10 less”. At this point I’m in disbelief and began to feel they did not have my order in stock and attempted to get around it by sending me wrong / defected sets in the hopes I wouldn’t notice or mind? (Mind you, I never requested a discount of any sort, I much prefer a quality product over a discounted defected one). But the third delivery was correct, without any defects. Okay, fast forward to August 17 I finally receive my long awaited Man Ray chess set (yay! right? no)……….the board was blemished. However I know they are out of stock again so there is no point in me going through the return processes with them once again. They say you get what you pay for, but I spent well over $1000 with Chess House and experienced less than great service both times. I will chop it up to bad luck because I cannot deny the quality and craftsmanship of my final replacement Stack chess board. I love it dearly! Just the experience I was not thrilled with. My Man Ray set would be returned if they weren’t out of stock, but it is what it is.

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David Jagger
Fabulous

Well worth the wait. A unique, space efficient, premium quality, tournament board. More over - it is exquisitely well made in the USA. Save up, make ownership part of your budget. You will not regret your investment.

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L.A.
Superb design and craftmanship

An absolutely beautiful and stylish board!




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