Minimalist mixed end grain chess board

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Project by wenge posted 10-31-2017 02:55 PM 2395 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve seen this type of end grain chess board around and decided to try my hand at it. I didn’t make the chess pieces…they’re from the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection.

Board is 14” square. Wood used for light squares: maple, ash, white oak, beech, yellowheart. Wood used for dark squares: walnut, wenge, shedua, paduk.

Most of the wood was scrap from other projects.

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#1 posted 10-31-2017 04:56 PM

Interesting use of small wood pieces.
It could double as a cutting board….LOL

I may copy the design; for either a chess board or a cutting board.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#2 posted 10-31-2017 05:23 PM

Fantastic job!!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#3 posted 10-31-2017 06:32 PM

I like it. It has a certain look that makes it very attractive.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 11-01-2017 02:52 AM

Awesome job. Something to think about through the cold winters days.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 11-01-2017 11:49 PM

great looking board. I can imagine using up a lot of scrap doing something like that.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#6 posted 11-04-2017 02:46 PM

That’s a thing of beauty, right there. Sometimes the simplest things …

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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