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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. Three kinds of wood are on the whole board. The dark square is “Wenge” from West Africa; the light square is “Hackberry” from Missouri. “Purpleheart” from Central America is around the chessboard itself. The design on the corners is a variation of a “Rolling Star” quilt pattern. I use the same wood as is in the chessboard. There are 560 pieces in the over lay using three kinds of wood.

This chess board is #199 (the number on the back), I made it in 1999. 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.

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Hackberry, Wenge, Purpleheart with Star Chess Board


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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: wood, hackberry, wenge, purple heart
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 332 reviews
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