MTM WOOD & JLP WOODWORKING
A couple chess board producing brands stand out first of all in the hardwood category. Both JLP Woodworking and MTM Wood offer exceptional, hand-made wooden boards of stunning presentation quality.
For someone looking for collectible chessboard of excellent craftsmanship, both the JLP and MTM brands stand out. JLP Woodworking has not only the well-known Player boards but the unique STACK brand boards with distinctive magnet 4-quadrant layout.
MTM Wood focuses on end grain construction in cutting boards and chess boards. MTM chess boards stand out instantly and there are many styles offered.
The above two brands are heirloom quality. There are actually a large number of noteworthy chess board producers.
FERRER & MASTELLONE GUISEPPE
For example, the official Queen’s Gambit board was produced by Ferrer in Spain. This Queen’s Gambit chess board design is also produced by Mastellone Giuseppe of Italy.
DIMORF (VERTICAL CHESS BOARD)
For a display, vertical chess board, we recommend Dimorf brand of Hungary. Vertical chess sets are a great way to bring wall decoration and chess playing together.
Another outstanding brand, known for their precision-made wooden toy products, is the Swiss company, Naef. The Bauhaus Chess Board and Chessmen are made by Naef and continue to be a leading, highly sought after chess set with a modern, minimalist aesthetic.