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Wenge-Walnut, Bubinga-Cherry Chess Board

Wenge-Walnut, Bubinga-Cherry Chess Board

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$200.00

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Overview

  • Vintage handmade item from the 1980s
  • Materials: wood, wenge, walnut, bubinga, cherry
  • Favorited by: 63 people
  • Gift message available
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Description

This chess board is 17” square. Each square is just over 2” and is made using 8 triangles. Two types of wood are in each square. Four kinds of wood are on the chess board. The dark square has “Wenge” from West Africa and “Walnut” from Missouri; the light square has “Bubinga” from West Africa and “Cherry” from Missouri. There are 612 pieces in the over lay.

This chess board is #108 (the number on the back), I made it in 1989. Also on the back, I signed it, listed the wood, and dated it.

This gives a completely different look to a chess board. In fact, the Walnut and Cherry next to each other makes it hard for me to tell the difference in the light and dark squares. The way I can tell at a glance, is the Wenge and the Bubinga that is on the inside of the dark and the light squares. Some people like the Walnut and cherry together, and the board does have an interesting pattern to it in the light. It would just be hard for me to play on is all. 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 17” square. Each square is just over 2” and is made using 8 triangles. Two types of wood are in each square. Four kinds of wood are on the chess board. The dark square has “Wenge” from West Africa and “Walnut” from Missouri; the light square has “Bubinga” from West Africa and “Cherry” from Missouri. There are 612 pieces in the over lay.

This chess board is #108 (the number on the back), I made it in 1989. Also on the back, I signed it, listed the wood, and dated it.

This gives a completely different look to a chess board. In fact, the Walnut and Cherry next to each other makes it hard for me to tell the difference in the light and dark squares. The way I can tell at a glance, is the Wenge and the Bubinga that is on the inside of the dark and the light squares. Some people like the Walnut and cherry together, and the board does have an interesting pattern to it in the light. It would just be hard for me to play on is all. 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.

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(348)
  • Katy Berres Nov 21, 2018
    5 out of 5 stars
    Wonderful hand made item perfect for gifting. Beautiful craftsmanship and quality woods used. Excellent communication and timely shipping. Would recommend for anyone considering.
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  • Karen Lewis Sep 14, 2018
    5 out of 5 stars
    This picture doesn't do this cabinet justice.
    This is so beautiful, it's beyond belief!
    The design, the skillful setting of the various exotic hardwoods, and the detail is amazing!
    Robin, you have an exceptional talent!
    Thank you so very much.
    Karen
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  • pamelamcgraw69 Mar 27, 2018
    5 out of 5 stars
    Breathtakingly beautiful. You are truly gifted. Thank you very much.
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  • Sandra Mergen Mar 3, 2018
    5 out of 5 stars

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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.

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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.

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