Wall Hung Chess Board

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Project by Nicky posted 11-16-2012 06:57 PM 4596 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter-in-law asked for a wall hung chess board as a Christmas gift to her brother. She mentioned that she had seen these on web and they were pricey. Her brother has a very nice set of chess pieces that will be displayed on the board. Chess pieces are just shy of 3” tall and most pieces have 1” base. Board squares are 3 1/8” x 3 1/8”. Shelves are 2 1/4”w plexiglass that fit nicely in a saw kerf.

The board is oak and walnut with a low-luster tung oil finish. I’ve installed a french cleat for hanging the board to the wall.

Fun project.

-- Nicky

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#1 posted 11-16-2012 07:34 PM

Very cool. All the wall hung chess boards I’ve seen are stretched into a more rectangular shape like a piece of letter paper. I prefer the square look. Call me old fashioned.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#2 posted 11-16-2012 09:38 PM

Pretty cool idea

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 11-16-2012 09:44 PM

Hi Brian,

When I sat and made my first sketch it was rectangular. To my (highly untrained) eye, it just didn’t look right. Thanks for the validation.

-- Nicky

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#4 posted 11-17-2012 03:00 PM

Neat idea. Just need some way to indicate whose turn it is and you could have a running chess game going in the house.

-- Grace & peace, Chris+

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#5 posted 11-18-2012 02:49 AM

nice board

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#6 posted 11-29-2012 01:04 PM

I made one of the hanging boards to hang up at work. Mine was rectangular shaped and I have to admit, it did take a bit of getting used to but after a bit, it just seemed normal.

Lots of people playing as they pass by it but I have had to replace the set once already as one of the bishops went for a walk. One of the cleaners probably swept him away. Thankfully it was a cheap set and has been replaced with an even cheaper set :)

Excellent job by the way Nicky!!

-- -- Don in Ottawa,

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