The board you see is made with American black walnut and hard maple, surrounded by specialty cut walnut to show the unique grain patterns and the outside edge in which the individual tree grew. The board is one of a kind and the craftsman hand selects each piece for visual beauty.
Precision aligned hardwood block construction is given multiple protective finishes for a distinctive, luxuriously smooth surface. It is handcrafted in Pennsylvania.
Features and Specs
- Truly one of a kind. The board in the photo is the one that you will receive.
- Natural edge just beneath the bark
- Solid maple and walnut
- 22" Square
- Playing field 16" x 16"
- 2" squares
- Optional 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.