Purpleheart and Wenge with Star Chess Board

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Purpleheart and Wenge with Star Chess Board

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$200.00

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Item details

Vintage

Handmade

Materials

wood, purple heart, wenge, walnut, hackberry, elm

This chess board is 11 3/4” square. Over all the board is 17 ¼” square. Each square is just under 1 1/2” and is made with 4 triangles. Two types of wood are in the chessboard. Five kinds of wood are on the whole board. The dark square is “Wenge” from West Africa; the light square is “Purpleheart” from Central or South America. The design on the corners is a variation of a “Rolling Star” quilt pattern. From the star out is “Walnut” “Hackberry” and “Elm” from Missouri. There are 560 pieces in the over lay using five kinds of wood.

This chess board is #173 (the number on the back), I made it in 1997. Also on the back, I signed it, listed the wood, and dated it. After the date the words “Foot Cut” let you know I made it on my foot powered table saw.

This gives a completely different look to a chess board. When not being used as a chess board, it is made to hang on the wall from one corner. They make a very beautiful wall hanging.

Go to my ”Shop Polices” and “Profile” page to see my return policy and other information on how I make these. To see other chess boards I’ve made, click on “Game Boards” or whatever gets your interest under “Sections in this shop”. The “Home” page itself can be rather confusing with everything mixed up. The “Sections in this shop” lets me show you all like items together as a unit.

Payment can be made using Pay Pal for immediate shipment, money order or check. Checks will have to clear before shipment is made.
This chess board is 11 3/4” square. Over all the board is 17 ¼” square. Each square is just under 1 1/2” and is made with 4 triangles. Two types of wood are in the chessboard. Five kinds of wood are on the whole board. The dark square is “Wenge” from West Africa; the light square is “Purpleheart” from Central or South America. The design on the corners is a variation of a “Rolling Star” quilt pattern. From the star out is “Walnut” “Hackberry” and “Elm” from Missouri. There are 560 pieces in the over lay using five kinds of wood.

This chess board is #173 (the number on the back), I made it in 1997. Also on the back, I signed it, listed the wood, and dated it. After the date the words “Foot Cut” let you know I made it on my foot powered table saw.

This gives a completely different look to a chess board. When not being used as a chess board, it is made to hang on the wall from one corner. They make a very beautiful wall hanging.

Go to my ”Shop Polices” and “Profile” page to see my return policy and other information on how I make these. To see other chess boards I’ve made, click on “Game Boards” or whatever gets your interest under “Sections in this shop”. The “Home” page itself can be rather confusing with everything mixed up. The “Sections in this shop” lets me show you all like items together as a unit.

Payment can be made using Pay Pal for immediate shipment, money order or check. Checks will have to clear before shipment is made.

Shipping & returns

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From United States
Returns and exchanges accepted
Exceptions may apply. See return policy

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars (349)

Returns & exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Returns and exchange details

If you don’t like it, you have 7 days to send it back undamaged, for your money back. You pay the shipping both ways.

Shipping policies

I use USPS Priority Mail with Insurance to get it to you fast and protect us both. Charges will be listed on the item page. Will combine shipping of multiple item purchases. Email for charges.

Payments

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We prefer "direct checkout" or "PayPal" for immediate shipment. Checks will have to clear before shipment is made.

Additional policies

Why are some of these things so old?

I did shows for 16 years, then had to stay closer to home as both my and my wife’s folks were living with us and needed more care. I made a lot of my things at shows and would finish them up at home. This way I built up quite an inventory of goods I would pack away in boxes. These are not like cars that wear out with age. They just set in a box and stay new. If when you get it, it is not what you want I have a very good return policy above.