Matthew’s Tiled Chessboard

Viewer Project - By Matthew Wilson from Warren, MI
Added on April 24, 2014

I really love the way Intarsia wood projects look, and I really love playing chess. I thought it was time to make my own chessboard. The tiles were cut one-by-one then rounded over on the tops, sanded by hand, buffed and then glued individually to a 1/4″ backer-board and then framed with solid wood edging. The frame for the board was designed as I went, using what I had in the scrap bin.

For details and more photos, please visit my website. This project was very rewarding and I am really happy with the way it turned out. I hope to one day teach some grand kids how to play on it! Thanks for looking!