Why this discount?
The quality standard for these boards is high. Each one is inspected with an eye for quality. This listing is for a board that didn’t pass for one reason or another. The reasons may be quite insignificant or barely perceptible unless described. Another reason a board may be sold at a discount is that imperfections could appear during the manufacturing process and it would be a shame to discard after the effort and has material already committed. Sometimes we receive a few of these boards at a discounted rate and pass the savings on to those who want the chessboard at a discount.
About this product:
The STACK chess board is a fascinating and exclusive centerpiece and the most unique and functional chess board ever made. It's for those who have an eye for artistic craft, who appreciate extraordinary craftsmanship, and who enjoy the game of chess.
As each layer is placed, embedded magnets join the four quadrants to form a smooth and seamless 64 square game playing surface. These same magnets rejoin the stacked layers into the three sided, dovetailed, custom walnut display box for display. The unique number for each Limited Edition STACK is engraved in the box to emphasize the exclusivity, uniqueness, and care that goes into every chessboard produced.
The soft suede wrap with embedded magnets artfully covers the STACK to both protect and enhance it's presentation.
Those who appreciate attractive, well made goods will enjoy the fine maple and walnut hardwoods finished to perfection.
The STACK blends art and functionality in a complete unique and exclusive product crafted by hand in Pennsylvania. The completely original chessboard is suited for games with a friend or loved one or as a centerpiece representing innovation and intelligence. It's a perfect gift, a clever, refined, and bold work of art that transforms into a seamless and solid hardwood chess board that's both eye-catching and startlingly precise for a handcrafted product.
Each Limited Edition Stack is engraved with a number up to 250 units.
- Solid walnut and maple hardwoods
- Magnets seamlessly connect the 4 layers
- Three sided dove-tailed walnut display box
- Engraved with unique production number # of 250
- Suede wrap in English Toast or Taupe color
- 16" square chess board, 2" squares, 3/4" thickness
- Add your own pieces or select one of the options recommended.
- 100% handcrafted in USA by a Chess House exclusive artist.
About the Artist: 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.