21" Folding Hardwood Player's Chessboard - 2 1/4" Squares JLP, USA   Free Shipping  

Product Code: JLPPL225WMFD

  • $399.00 USD

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Product Details

Now you can fold the Player's hardwood board for more compact storage or easier transport! This design is very original in that the seam runs vertically with the grain making it nearly invisible when viewed from a several feet away. There is no loss to the square size and the hinges are also invisible. Plus, closing the board is simply lifting one side and closing it like a book. There is no need to lift the entire board before closing it. Likewise, when you lay it on the table surface, just open it like a book and set up your pieces.

Players, admirers, and those who enjoy well-made USA products will appreciate the superior workmanship and finish evident in the Player's Folding Chess Board.  The Player's board uniquely features decorative grooves running along the squares perimeter and beveled stylish edge. Precision aligned hardwood block construction is given multiple protective finishes for a distinctive, luxuriously smooth surface. It is handcrafted in Pennsylvania from locally sourced premium walnut and maple woods.

The JLP has gained significant attention among collectors and players seeking a superb chessboard that's not only a pleasure to use but will also last for decades. Those who have owned a classic Drueke chessboard will note remarkable similarity.

The 21" Folding Hardwood Player's Board It's ready to pair with a variety of suitably sized chess pieces as shown in the suggest customize options on this page.

Features and Specs
- Solid maple and walnut
- Invisible barrel hinge and tight seam
- Grooved perimeter
- Edge bevel
- 21" Square
- 2 1/4" squares
- 3/4" thickness
- Folded measurements: 21" x 10.75" x 1.5"
- Most 3 3/4" chessmen ideal

The Craft
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

Based on 35 reviews
Bryan Brock
High quality piece

This is one heavy board. The hinges are a super cool addition to a hearty board. Makes it way easier to transport. When open you have to look hard to notice the seam. I use a 3.75” King chess set and I would defiantly consider going larger (4”) as this board can dwarf the pieces.

Sean C.
The finest board I’ve seen!

This board is beautifully crafted and the innovative hinge design allows for compact storage without compromising the smooth playing surface when unfolded. The 2.25” squares work well with pieces with a 3.75” king and the walnut and maple provide nice contrast with boxwood and ebony/ebonized pieces. I could not be happier with the board or the incredible customer service!

Robert Taylor

Luv it!!!

Conor Crean
Really Nice, Very Practical

It's very well made with excellent finish. It was very securely packed so it arrived perfectly. The hinges are really innovative. I do worry that they are possibly vulnerable when the board is folded but that's just a case of taking care with it, not a flaw. Very satisfied with the board and if I lost it I'd buy the same one again.

Gabriel Ferrer

Fabulous folding chess board. Beautiful, substantial -- and with those barrel hinges, the BEST! So good. Thank you for having products that live up to their description! :) Just a great buying experience.

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