Players, admirers, and those who enjoy well-made USA products will appreciate the superior workmanship and finish evident in the Player's Chess Board.
For seven years, the Player's ChessBoard was made only in Walnut and maple. Now it's available in Wenge with maple for a darker contrasting look and more interesting pairing options with chess men.
The Player's board uniquely features decorative grooves running along the squares perimeter, beveled stylish edge, and engraved two emblems in corners to the player's right. 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 Player's board is enjoyed in homes everywhere by those seeking a remarkable chessboard made of fine solid wood and that will last for years.
Those who have owned a classic Drueke chessboard will note remarkable similarity.
The JLP 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.
This chessboard is 10 1/2 lbs (3 lbs heavier than the walnut style!).
Features and Specs
- Solid wenge and maple
- Grooved perimeter
- Edge bevel
- Corner logos
- 21" Square
- 2" squares
- 3/4" thickness
- Most 3 3/4" chessmen ideal
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.