|Project by jeff_wenz||posted 11-04-2014 10:08 PM||3886 views||28 times favorited||19 comments|
I always thought building one of these would be neat. The idea is to be able to play a casual game of chess. Since it hangs on the wall, the game can take days or even weeks.
I used wenge (dark) and anigre (light) veneer for the checkerboard design. Each square is 1.5” x 3”. They are veneered to ½” plywood. After scraping the glue, the rabbets for the acrylic shelves was cut on a radial arm saw. I painted the rabbets black, attached it to the frame and glued in the acrylic shelves.
I gave the chessboard to a chess-playing friend. He had never seen anything like it and loved it.
-- Jeff, North Carolina