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Barn Wood Chess Board salvaged wood from 1830's Barn Beams, carved chess pieces, Heirloom Chess Set

Barn Wood Chess Board salvaged wood from 1830's Barn Beams, carved chess pieces, Heirloom Chess Set

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: american wormy chestnut, imported carved chess pieces, wormy chestnut, wood chess, barn beam, salvaged wood, rustic decor, chess, chess set, chess sets, chestnut, cool chess set
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Wood Chess Set from 1830's Wormy Chestnut Barn Beams. Beautiful one of a kind hand made Chess set. This Chess 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, please Google search " American Chestnut Tree Blight" to read the facinating history of this rare wood. Its really cool to own a piece of history that you know was chopped down and used by one of our Pioneer Forefathers.

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TThis set is 2 3/4'' tall x 16'' square. The side frame of this set is made using American Wormy Chesnut. These sides have a smooth finished sides but the top edge still bears the chop marks from the Pioneer Barn Builder who originally cut down the tree, you can see some of these chop marks in the first photo..

The top is made from planks which are also Wormy Chestnut. . I divide the squares with saw kerfs that are 1/8'' wide and 1/4'' deep, these squares are stained alternating with natural and deep walnut colored stain. The depth of these cuts that separate the squares really adds a sense of dimension to this Chess board. This top has several old worm holes in it and a couple great old black nail holes where the iron from the nail bled into the wood over many generations. The deep saw kerfs give this set a strong visual sense of dimensional depth, after staining I do three coats of polyurethane buffing between each coat to achieve a piano finish.

The Chess pieces are imported (from India) wood carved in the traditional French Staunton style. The detail on these is fantastic, the white are Boxwood and the dark ones are Rosewood. The Kings are 3 1/4'' tall with 1 1/4'' diameter base, the Pawns are 1 1/2''tall and 1'' diameter with felt on the bottom of all pieces. These pieces come in a draw string pouch with a pamphlet on the rules of chess.

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 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 include a framed photo of the barn taken in the1940's, it was being used as a saw mill and has giant tree trunks stacked up out front.

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. Every feedback is 5 stars.

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

SURE TO BECOME A FAMILY HEIRLOOM

II have developed a great option to add a back panel for storage of chess pieces or any of your treasures. This is a galvanized steel panel with nice radiused corners that attaches to strong magnets that I attach to the underside of the chess set. This panel has a galvanized finish ( very farm-ish ) and the magnets are nickle plated strong rare earth type, their strength will not dimish with time. This storage panel is a additional $30.00, You can see what its like at my shop, I have a listing thats just for the magnetic panel and shows in detail, in that separate listing I have a real high price just so people don't buy it as separate item, you can choose that panel by using the " Select a Option" key on this listing.

I was recently amazed to see one of my chess sets featured on the Netflix original series " Grace and Frankie". Its season 2 episode 8 and my set is kind of the focal point of the first five minutes.

FREE SHIPPING IN LOWER 48 STATES
Wood Chess Set from 1830's Wormy Chestnut Barn Beams. Beautiful one of a kind hand made Chess set. This Chess 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, please Google search " American Chestnut Tree Blight" to read the facinating history of this rare wood. Its really cool to own a piece of history that you know was chopped down and used by one of our Pioneer Forefathers.

FREE SHIPPING IN LOWER 48 STATES

TThis set is 2 3/4'' tall x 16'' square. The side frame of this set is made using American Wormy Chesnut. These sides have a smooth finished sides but the top edge still bears the chop marks from the Pioneer Barn Builder who originally cut down the tree, you can see some of these chop marks in the first photo..

The top is made from planks which are also Wormy Chestnut. . I divide the squares with saw kerfs that are 1/8'' wide and 1/4'' deep, these squares are stained alternating with natural and deep walnut colored stain. The depth of these cuts that separate the squares really adds a sense of dimension to this Chess board. This top has several old worm holes in it and a couple great old black nail holes where the iron from the nail bled into the wood over many generations. The deep saw kerfs give this set a strong visual sense of dimensional depth, after staining I do three coats of polyurethane buffing between each coat to achieve a piano finish.

The Chess pieces are imported (from India) wood carved in the traditional French Staunton style. The detail on these is fantastic, the white are Boxwood and the dark ones are Rosewood. The Kings are 3 1/4'' tall with 1 1/4'' diameter base, the Pawns are 1 1/2''tall and 1'' diameter with felt on the bottom of all pieces. These pieces come in a draw string pouch with a pamphlet on the rules of chess.

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 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 include a framed photo of the barn taken in the1940's, it was being used as a saw mill and has giant tree trunks stacked up out front.

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. Every feedback is 5 stars.

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

SURE TO BECOME A FAMILY HEIRLOOM

II have developed a great option to add a back panel for storage of chess pieces or any of your treasures. This is a galvanized steel panel with nice radiused corners that attaches to strong magnets that I attach to the underside of the chess set. This panel has a galvanized finish ( very farm-ish ) and the magnets are nickle plated strong rare earth type, their strength will not dimish with time. This storage panel is a additional $30.00, You can see what its like at my shop, I have a listing thats just for the magnetic panel and shows in detail, in that separate listing I have a real high price just so people don't buy it as separate item, you can choose that panel by using the " Select a Option" key on this listing.

I was recently amazed to see one of my chess sets featured on the Netflix original series " Grace and Frankie". Its season 2 episode 8 and my set is kind of the focal point of the first five minutes.

FREE SHIPPING IN LOWER 48 STATES

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