Chess Board

  • Advertise with us
Project by Lou posted 2678 days ago 1693 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a chess board that i constructed as a side project. its made of birch and walnut, and has two coats of sanding sealer, and 2 of laquer. i still havn’t made the chess pieces due to not having a lathe. i hope to spend some time and make some, but for now, im just ordering a set of chess pieces from rockler.

-- "What one can make with good tools is limited only by one's talent" (

11 comments so far

View WayneC's profile


12249 posts in 2695 days

#1 posted 2678 days ago

Checkmate. Very well executed.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

View Karson's profile


34853 posts in 2998 days

#2 posted 2678 days ago

Very nice board.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

View Corey's profile


68 posts in 2679 days

#3 posted 2678 days ago

Nice job, I love the way you treated the outside edge with the triangular cuts. Great looking chess board!



View dennis mitchell's profile

dennis mitchell

3994 posts in 2912 days

#4 posted 2678 days ago

Good looking job.

View Chip's profile


1904 posts in 2690 days

#5 posted 2677 days ago

Very nice indeed. I like the extra space all around rather then stopping the board at the edge of the playing field like some boards do. Thanks for sharing.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

View CharlieM1958's profile


15660 posts in 2816 days

#6 posted 2677 days ago

Very cool! I need to try making another one to correct the mistakes on my first attempt. By the way, Lee Valley offers a set of chess pieces for like $8. I was very pleased and couldn’t believe how cheap they were.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

View jpw1995's profile


373 posts in 2896 days

#7 posted 2677 days ago

Just cut a few circles and call it a checkers board. Great looking board either way.

-- JP, Shelbyville, KY

View BassBully's profile


259 posts in 2695 days

#8 posted 2677 days ago

The chess board looks really good. All of the squares seem to fit perfectly. Are you going to make your own chess pieces or are you going to buy them?

-- There are three types of people in the world, those who can count and those who can't!

View scottb's profile


3647 posts in 2925 days

#9 posted 2677 days ago

nice board, glad to see you kept going outside the normal edge… perhaps some “rules modification” to add to the playing field ;)

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

View oscorner's profile


4564 posts in 2909 days

#10 posted 2677 days ago

Nice finish.

-- Jesus is Lord!

View Dusty56's profile


11638 posts in 2286 days

#11 posted 2177 days ago

Looks great and as the others have said , the edge treatment is awesome : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase