21" Hardwood Player's Chessboard with 2.25" Squares JLP, USA   Free Shipping  

Product Code: JLPPL225WLMP

  • $329.00 USD

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Product Details

This chessboard offers a larger square size at 2.25" and narrower perimeter. As a result both Players models have the same overall dimension of 21".

Players, admirers, and those who enjoy well-made products will appreciate the workmanship of this chess board that is ready to pair with a variety of suitably sized chess pieces. All Heirloom Collection Chess Sets are built on this board.

The chessboard is handcrafted in Pennsylvania from locally sourced premium walnut and maple woods. The process of creating the boards takes many months, from the drying and curing of woods, to the special cutting and assembly process, to the final details that include grooves, beveled edge, engraving, and the multiple finishes that gives it the trademark luxurious and distinguishably smooth surface. Over many months, Raphael created this chessboard model inspired by Drueke's obsolete works. It has become a remarkable showpiece and platform for any set of chess pieces one owns that are suitably sized, usually 3 3/4" tall on average.

The work of creating this chessboard is entrusted to a Pennsylvania family with a rich heritage of woodworking and farming passed down through five generations, and originating in Switzerland. The lost art of woodworking is continually refined, blending timeless methods with the latest knowledge on living wood behavior.

The creator of this chessboard has studied wood movement extensively. Wood is "living" after it is cut down, not a rigid block. Due to the circular ringed nature of a tree, the direction of cuts is very important to the natural expansion and contraction of the wood as humidity levels change from one environment to another. This unique expansion of both woods used in this work of art, require great attention in every phase.

Size: 21" square chess board with 2.25" squares, 3/4" thickness, it's ideally suited to standard 3 3/4" to 4.25" tall chess men.

Care: It can be helpful to store or display the chessboard vertically so that equal temperature and humidity is applied to both upper and lower sides of the wood. A light lacquer finish is applied for furniture style smoothness, and a soft, dry cloth should be used to wipe the surface dust free.

Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
Robert Tirey
Quality board

This is a board of good quality and has a nice, smooth finish.

An End Game Piece

This is one of the most elegant piece of woodwork I have put my hands on. It totally exceeded my expectations when I oppened the box. The wood grain is exquisite and although there are some grain holes on it, for me, it only adds character to the board.
Looking into the non-playing (bottom) side, I feel like its smoother than the top tho and as the previous review said, it has that sort of bubbles on the finish. But, all of these imperfections does not change my overall impression that this is a top tier masterpiece of a chessboard. Check my YT unbox vid with related title for more. Thank you Chesshouse/JLP.

Beautiful board, Great service

The board itself is fabulous. It looks very well made. Up close, you can see the small jags on the borders of the squares - this is probably the case for most hard wood boards. Overal though, i love how it looks.

Mail delivery was extremely prompt and smooth. Packaging was very nice and gracious, deserving of a board at this price point.

I have been happy with Chess House's website as well. Looking forward to buying another board - once they are back in stock!

Kevin B
Amazing JLP chess board

The overall construction, fit and finish are superb for this board. 21ā€ overall size and 2.25 ā€œ squares are nice. We play and keep it on display. This is fine furniture grade.
Arrived meticulously packaged. You will not be disappointed if you want a quality board.

Harold L. Chambers
JLP 21" Chess Board

Since I have retired I am getting back into the game of Chess. I wanted a quality Chess board and the 21" JLP Chess board is the finest Chess board I have ever owned. The quality of this Chess board is outstanding and well worth the cost. My JLP has 2.25" squares and 1.5" borders. I considered purchasing the JLP with 2" squares, however I do like 2.25" squares better.

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