Making another Chessboard

As an avid chessplayer, I'm always happy to turn my enjoyment of a game to an opportunity to build something for it. Making chessboards is a great way to find creative ways to spruce up 64 dark and light squares! I wanted to make a chessboard to use while on vacation, so I made this simple one that was slightly more decorative than the first one I built.

It didn't take long to get the basics of it laid out and glued together. Making sure I leave it clamped overnight while putting it all together is a good practice -- it's easier to be patient now than going back and gluing it again if it fails later.

I think the finished product came out great!  I made a simple box to go with it to hold all the chess pieces.  I'm sure this board will get many years of use and enjoyment.


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