Walnut and Sycamore Folding Chess Board
A commission for Christmas! This solid walnut and sycamore chess board box is constructed with its back and front made of walnut and sides made from contrasting sycamore. The hand cut lapped dovetail corner joints show the contrasting colours of the design very effectively.
Small magnets hold the box closed with ample space within to hold the tournament size chess pieces (bought separately) that play on the 40mm sycamore and walnut checks.
The interior is lined top and bottom with walnut veneer finished in hard wax oil.
The playing surface is finished to a high shine with shellac French polish and then a final layer of wax to maximise the end gloss.
Photographs by Kate Fisher (aka Fishbone1)