Project: Finish Ready Paintable Chess Pieces 3 5/8" #5 with Box

Product Code: CHW23PRJ

  • $71.00 USD

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Product Details

This paint or stain ready project is ready to finish at home or in the classroom! Staunton style chess pieces come nestled in a wood box with a clasp closure. All the pieces are raw wood finish, drilled and ready for optional weighting. Sized felts are included to add a soft base to each piece.


  • Wood Box
  • 32 Chess Pieces (complete set)
  • Felts (4 large, 12 medium, 16 small)
  • Steel weights for pieces
  • Box size: 7 3/4" x 5 1/8" x 3"
  • King height: 3 5/8"
  • King weight: .7 oz.
  • King base: 1 3/8"
  • Set weight: 4.9 oz.
  • Suggested chessboard: 1 3/4" to 2" squares

Assembly Note: Finishing materials such as paint, stain, or felt glue are not included. You can make the set entirely your own with your selection from a hobby supply store.

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
dean hinkley
Great pieces, but want more!!! Why can't I have more?

I don't understand why it's so difficult to buy unfinished pieces online. These pieces are great, I've already gone through 7 sets building boards for friends and family, and I need more, but they're out of stock. Grr.
I've stained these pieces 5 or 6 different colors, including traditional tints along with blue, red, and white, and I've left some raw and just polyurethaned them. I haven't used any of the felt or weights, because I just didn't see the need.
Hoping Chesshouse gets more soon.

Ian Koetting
Happy with it.

Some issues with a few of the pieces but all in all they are of good quality. Liked that they were made of Hornbeam. Didn’t use the felt that came with because it didn’t match the board I made with them. Already in correspondence to get some replacement pieces and extremely happy with it. Recommend using danish oil to finish them! Will purchase again for my next handmade chess set.

Cary Robnett
Fun Chess Piece Painting Project

The paintable pieces were generally what I expected. It included weights and felt to add to the bottom of the pieces. The pieces needed a bit of sanding because some of them were a bit rough. In addition, some of the weights were difficult to get into the bases of the pieces. It took a great deal of pressure and some adjustment to the holes in the bottom of the pieces. That said, I'd recommend these if you'd like to create a fun heirloom project. I paired mine with a board on which I painted a chess board and medieval style depictions of the white and blue kings. I decorated the box, stained its interior lid, and added felt for a lining. See attached photos.

Daniel OCallaghan

The chess set is great. The wait (4months) not great.

Olga Bean

Thank you

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