|Project by JimArnoldChess||posted 03-18-2010 05:37 AM||127588 views||54 times favorited||44 comments|
Started out with the theme and made the pieces, then designed the board to go underneath them. When I can, I like to get the chessboards involved as much as possible with the theme as the pieces are.
The pieces are carved from Walnut and Poplar. Kings about 7” tall. Pawns about 3.5” tall. The board measures about 40” wide by about 27” across to your opponent. On either side of the playing surface there are 7” by 27” sand gardens. The walking path is about 2.5” wide and can hold a number of captured pieces. Those are three ‘live’ bonsai as well making it one of the few chessboards that needs to be watered every other day. A fun set to play with.