Finally, I have had the time to complete the board for my chess set.
As you will see, it is a little different than the usual checkerboard design.
The playing surface is made from solid Padauk while the border is Bird’s Eye Maple.
The squares are delineated by grooves cut in the board surface and the “white” squares on the central playing area
marked by white discs of artificial ivory embedded into the wood. The padauk is from the same board that the
button inserts in the tops of the “black” pieces & pawns.
This chess set is the first of a series of contemporary style sets that I have in mind to make over the coming months.