Minimalist mixed end grain chess board

  • Advertise with us
Project by wenge posted 10-31-2017 02:55 PM 1161 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve seen this type of end grain chess board around and decided to try my hand at it. I didn’t make the chess pieces…they’re from the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection.

Board is 14” square. Wood used for light squares: maple, ash, white oak, beech, yellowheart. Wood used for dark squares: walnut, wenge, shedua, paduk.

Most of the wood was scrap from other projects.

6 comments so far

View LesB's profile


1551 posts in 3348 days

#1 posted 10-31-2017 04:56 PM

Interesting use of small wood pieces.
It could double as a cutting board….LOL

I may copy the design; for either a chess board or a cutting board.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Les B, Oregon

View John's profile


1080 posts in 1175 days

#2 posted 10-31-2017 05:23 PM

Fantastic job!!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

View helluvawreck's profile


30129 posts in 2772 days

#3 posted 10-31-2017 06:32 PM

I like it. It has a certain look that makes it very attractive.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

View doubleDD's profile (online now)


7104 posts in 1948 days

#4 posted 11-01-2017 02:52 AM

Awesome job. Something to think about through the cold winters days.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

View Scott Oldre's profile

Scott Oldre

1009 posts in 3336 days

#5 posted 11-01-2017 11:49 PM

great looking board. I can imagine using up a lot of scrap doing something like that.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

View Calmudgeon's profile


131 posts in 1333 days

#6 posted 11-04-2017 02:46 PM

That’s a thing of beauty, right there. Sometimes the simplest things …

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics