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1830's Barn Beam Chess Set in Wormy Chestnut

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Beautiful one of a kind hand made Chess set. This set is made using American Wormy Chestnut reclaimed from beams that were once in a 1830's Ohio barn. The American Chestnut trees were pretty much wiped out by a blight in the late 1800's into the early 1900's. Wood from these nearly extinct trees is very rare and valuable, just google search "American Chestnut Trees" to see the facinating story of these historic trees.

These sets measure 2 5/8'' tall and 16'' square. The side frame of this set is made using pine which is painted satin black color.The top is made by saw kerfs that are 1/8'' wide and deep that divide the squares, these squares are stained alternating with natural and deep walnut colored stain. This top has a old nail hole where a nail has bled black discoloration from the iron over many generations. This top has lots of the old worm holes that this rare wood was known for, American Wormy Chestnut.

The Chess pieces are imported wood carved in the traditional French Staunton style. The Kings are 2 1/2'' tall and the Pawns are 1 1/4''tall with felt on the bottom of all pieces.

Each set is marked on the underside the wood species, specific name and history of the
barn which it came from. Each set is also signed and numbered, zoom in on the photo to see this information. Each set comes with a framed photo of the Winston barn in the 1940's and a brochure telling the history of American Wormy Chestnut. This brochure also features photos of the original barn, photo of it coming down, and a photo of the Condos that are now on that site. I have also found and included a copy of a local 1982 newspaper article about this barn and its then owner, Farmer Harold Winston, he mentions its 150 years old at that time.
I really enjoy making these beautiful Chess sets. Please click on my ''Feedback'' and you will see previous buyers saying, (and I quote), AWESTRUCK !, LOVE IT, ABSOLUTELY STUNNING, BEAUTIFUL, GREAT SELLER.

This set is a great one of a kind gift for any History Buff, Woodworker, or Barn/Farm lover.

Im confident you'll LOVE these sets, if your not pleased just ship back within
10 days of recieving and I will refund 100% of the purchase price



1830's Barn Beam Chess Set in Wormy Chestnut