Condition: Board has some small cracks running through the border. See photos 1-4 for actual product pictures.
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Players, admirers, and those who enjoy well-made products will appreciate the workmanship evident in this chess board that is ready to pair with a variety of suitably sized chess pieces.
It is handcrafted in Pennsylvania from locally sourced premium walnut and maple woods. It takes months from drying, curing, cutting, and assembly to the perfect multi-coat finish that gives it the luxurious and distringuished smooth surface.
Each board is crafted to near perfection and various styles are accomplished with the perimeter design. The Raised Edge JLP chessboard slanted panel perimeter highlights the square's edge in addition to the chess board surface.
The artist is from a Pennsylvania family with a rich heritage of woodworking and farming passed down through five generations originating in Switzerland. The lost art of woodworking is continually refined, blending timeless methods with the latest knowledge on living wood behavior. 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 of production.
The 21" square chess board with 2.25" squares and 3/4" thickness is ideally suited to standard 3 3/4" to 4 1/2" tall chess men with a base no larger than 2"