Tuesday, October 13, 2009

I finished another chessboard.

I made this board for my son, just because. The board itself is made of maple and walnut - traditional and hard to beat. The frame is cherry and there's a mahogany inlay around the playing area. I didn't stain the wood at all. I applied three coats of oil then two coats of paste wax. The oil did tint the wood a little.

I made it following the same general theme as my first chessboard. That link points to a 9-part series wherein I make my first board.

The next pictures are of the same board but with another chess set, this one in ebony and boxwood.


  1. again,, very pleasing to my eyes ! I like the fine arching in the framing.