Chess Boards

Our collections feature a marvellous array of wooden chess boards with unsurpassed quality. We are the only retailer offering wooden chess boards from the prestigious renown artisans of Sorrento Italy, Giglio Asla. Our director Carmelo Miceli travels every year to the beautiful Sorrento to meet with the owner of Giglio Asla. For the past 8 years, Official Staunton has held the exclusive distributorship to retail these masterpieces of wooden craft.  We have many variations of the highest quality chessboards to match many styles of chess pieces. Rest assured buying an Italian made chess board from us is the right move!  We have also employed the services of another supreme Italian manufacturer of luxury chessboards, Italfama is one of the oldest artisans and exponents of incredible quality wooden chessboards and pieces. 

15.75 Inch RC Walnut and Maple Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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15.75 Inch RC Walnut and Maple Chess Board

£44.95 GBP

Mid Sized Walnut and Maple Chessboard 15.75 inch board. 1.75 inch playing squares. Ideal for a king height of up to 3.75 inches. Inlaid Veneer wo...

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Mahogany Chess Board 15.75 Inch - Official Staunton™
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17.75" Mahogany Chess Board

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This chess board has been expertly crafted from mahogany and sycamore. It has clean and crisp inlaid squares and a clean, fresh look. An elegant ye...

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17.75" Walnut & Maple Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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17.75" Walnut & Maple Chess Board

£49.95 GBP

LARGE WALNUT MAPLE CHESS BOARD An excellent platform featuring a full-sized tournament board at 17.75 inches with 1.75-inch playing field squares. ...

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19 Inch Mahogany and Sycamore Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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19 Inch Mahogany and Sycamore Chess Board

£49.00 GBP

A superb 19 Inch chess board with 2 Inch squares are made from sustainable wood. These Chess boards are made in alternation by inlaid Work with syc...

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19.25 RC Walnut & Maple Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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19.25 RC Walnut & Maple Chess Board

£69.95 GBP

Tournament Sized Walnut and Maple Chessboard 19.25 inch board. 2.00 inch playing squares. Ideal for a king height of up to 3.75 inches. Inlaid Ve...

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23 Inch Deluxe Montgoy Palisander Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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23 Inch Deluxe Montgoy Palisander Chess Board

£174.47 GBP

A beautifully crafted Large chess board from the renown Rechapados Ferrer Spainish company. Using hand inlays of montgoy palisander and maple with ...

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23 Inch Walnut & Maple Deluxe Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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23 Inch Walnut & Maple Deluxe Chess Board

£147.45 GBP

LARGE WALNUT AND MAPLE CHESS BOARD   High-grade walnut and maple veneered construction are used throughout, including the base. Modern fabrication ...

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Elm & Maple Prestige Italian Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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Elm & Maple Prestige Italian Chess Board

£249.00 GBP

This stunning Chess Board makes a fantastic centrepiece to any study or living room. The beautiful elm and maple wood are complete with the same me...

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Italian Makassar Ebony & Maple Chessboard - Official Staunton™
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Italian Makassar Ebony & Maple Chessboard

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A Stunning centrepiece and the perfect platform to host your army of chessmen. This chessboard features a stunning Makassar ebony and maple swatch ...

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Italian Prestige Walnut Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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Italian Prestige Walnut Chess Board

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The prestige range from Italy is truly beautiful. Inlaid by specialist artisans in Sorrento. The prestige collection is the flagship of our chess s...

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Our collections feature a marvellous array of wooden chess boards with unsurpassed quality. We are the only retailer offering wooden chess boards from the prestigious renown artisans of Sorrento Italy, Giglio Asla. Our director Carmelo Miceli travels every year to the beautiful Sorrento to meet with the owner of Giglio Asla. For the past 8 years, Official Staunton has held the exclusive distributorship to retail these masterpieces of wooden craft.  We have many variations of the highest quality chessboards to match many styles of chess pieces. Rest assured buying an Italian made chess board from us is the right move!  We have also employed the services of another supreme Italian manufacturer of luxury chessboards, Italfama is one of the oldest artisans and exponents of incredible quality wooden chessboards and pieces. 

 Large Selection of Chessboards 

A Fine Selection of  Chess Boards in various styles and sizes. Our Luxury Chessboards are manufactured in Italy by Master Craftsmen of Sorrento, Italy. We are the exclusive UK distributor for the renown Italian chess boards manufacturer Giglio Asla. We are proud to offer these superbly crafted chessboards that are simply beautifully made and make a fantastic centrepiece and the perfect platform to display your chess pieces. 

chessboards

 

The reputation of a company depends very much on the quality of its products. That said, the Staunton Chess Company has earned the reputation over the years for producing first-class luxury chess sets and chess boards. The quality chess boards have been their emblem right throughout.  

Matching Chess Board Sizes With Chess Pieces Anyone on the hunt for chess pieces will understand just how difficult it is to find the perfect size since chess board square sizes fluctuate considerably. There is nothing worse than buying a beautiful chessboard and elegant chess pieces only to find that they are later unmatched. Yet, finding the perfect size pieces is not rocket science. The general rule of thumb is that the players remain smaller than the squares of the chessboard so that the pieces never overlap over the squares of the board. Of course, it gets more precise than that and this article will point out simple ways to make sure you get it right every time. Note: when we mention a square that is 1 ½ inch large, what we mean is that each individual side of the square is precisely 1 ½ inch on chess boards in the UK. Also, if that beautiful glass chess set or luxury marble chess set you bought has a total length of 20 inches, then the square sizes generally come out to 2 ¼ inches per square.

Finding the Perfect Chess Board

 

Aesthetics are as important when choosing the right chess board as they are when finding the right chess pieces to match the quality, design and overall look and feel of the game. It plays a large part in the whole appeal and the strategic influence it can have over the opponent during a game. The right size and colour in chess pieces and chessboards, in essence to the quality of wood, speak volumes of the chess player’s impeccable taste and precision. Even though it is indeed a game of high intellect, it encapsulates the player’s attention through the tools he or she uses.

An average quality chess board or chess piece or a chess set as a whole give a sense of adequacy but not regality or sophistication. The purpose, however, does add significance, as to whether it is for use at home, for travel, or for a tournament or an antique collection. It is therefore paramount, to determine what size or style to choose that best fit a player’s need. Some chessboards are adaptable to certain needs such as for play at home and collectables, regardless of their weight and size. Though tournament and travel boards are usually lighter for the purpose of play only, thus, the overall look and feel are second and play little advantage during a winning streak.

What Kinds of Chess Boards Are There?

There are various kinds of chess boards which can also vary according to various cultures such as chess boards that are already engraved in tables at parks or community centres, or folding wooden chess boards, magnetic chess boards, decorative glass chess boards, DGT electronic chess boards, vinyl roll-up chess boards, traditional circular and cylindrical chess boards, hexagonal chess boards and chess boards for the visually impaired. These can be made of various materials such as ebony, ivory, marble, glass, plastic and metal and can be placed at either homes or clubs for various purposes. In addition, there are also storage chessboards, for chess pieces that players already have. This gives an added layer of protection in terms of safekeeping and cleanliness. These storage boards may or may not come with compartments, so players must ensure that the proportions of the pieces fit the need.

For international or continental championships, often-folding wooden chessboards or magnetic chessboards are recommended to be used, though plastic boards can also be used. Marble can only be used as long as the dark and slight variances in the squares are clearly apparent. If players decide to use high-quality chess sets during a match, it often earns the respect of an opponent and elevates the entire playing experience. Though, it is important that the player keep track of his or her pieces as they often suffer huge wear and tear during the game.

How to Choose the Perfect Chess Board?

When finding the right chess set, it is essential that chess players first know the purpose of it. Is it for travel, decorative, thematic, or practical use or is it for exclusive events at the club? This helps narrow down the quality and cost of the chessboard that a chess player wants to invest in. Decorative chess sets are often antique or modern collectables and can vary in size and be for outdoor décor as well. Practical chess sets are for everyday use and are usually of better quality

so that they can endure usage on a daily basis. Club or travel chess sets are often low quality as they are used harshly during tournaments, and are replaceable. Thematic sets are often more for fun and are a collector’s item displaying various themes such as war, history, etc.

 

Different Wood Used to Make Chessboards

The first thing to remember is that different wood used to make chessboards will age differently. When you buy a chessboard, you're going to get it either unfinished or with a lacquer coat on it. Even after several years, your finished chessboard will still appear to be new. Some types of wood do not age well though, so before you pick one up to play on, take a look at the wood itself.

Different wood used to make chessboards

 

There are two main types of wood: hardwood and softwood. Maple, for example, is a hardwood. Walnut, mahogany, rosewood, and ebony are softwoods.

 

Maple is the hardest of the hardwoods, but some people say that when treated with water-based finishes, they will outgrow their ability to hold together and crack. Other types of hardwoods are more likely to crack, but the exception to this rule is teak, which is incredibly strong and dense. The only downside to teak is that it can also split if not treated properly. Nevertheless, it's still very sturdy and surprisingly resistant to rot.

Mahogany is the next hardest of the softwoods. It has a buttery soft feel when you play with it, but when treated improperly with oils and varnishes, it can warp. Ebony is another hardwood but much softer than mahogany. This makes it very susceptible to charring and softness from oils.

Rosewood is soft, yet very dense. It is also not nearly as durable as teak or mahogany. This can make it unsuitable for use in chessboards. Walnut is another wood that is quite dense. This makes it an excellent choice for the chessboard to create a luxurious look. It can be difficult to play with though, and it will tend to retain a fine, honey-like grain.

Rosewood is another wood with a very soft, honey-like grain. It is an excellent choice for chessboards and other uses where the grain is important. Like walnut, it is difficult to play with. Rosewood is highly prized and is used in musical instruments as well as chessboards. Maple, rosewood, and walnut are all used for chessboards for various reasons. If you want a beautiful chessboard, then you might want to consider all three. Regardless of which type of wood you choose though, it's important to treat your chessboard well.

 

What Style of Chess Board Is Best?

What style of chess board is best

For a long time, the answer to the question, "What style of a chess board is best?" Has been "solid wood." However, with more people purchasing glass chess boards, the popularity of solid wood chessboards have diminished considerably.

 

The traditional chess set is made of plywood and often features a solid wood finish. Some woods used for the purpose of making chess sets are oak, mahogany, cherry, or walnut. Wooden chess sets are no longer the only option. Now, glass chess boards are becoming more popular with all types of chess players.

 

The best decision would be to purchase a glass chess set. Most glass chess sets that are available today feature a solid wood base. They are sealed with a clear coating and come in a variety of colours. The inside of the chessboard may also be sealed to help preserve the original appearance of the chessboard. When choosing a glass chess board, it is important to choose a model that has a solid wood base. This is very important for a number of reasons. First, a solid wood base is a superior surface for a chess player. Wood will absorb more heat from the board and will resist the formation of moulds.

Secondly, a solid wood base helps to make the chessboard more stable. Since a glass chess board is not supported by a solid base, it can easily tip over. Therefore, it is important to ensure that a glass chess board is supported by a solid base. Since the glass chess board is supported by a solid base, a chess player can move the chess pieces around with ease. By using your hand, for example, you can move the king around in order to avoid getting trapped on the board. Also, if you are moving from one side of the board to another, the chess pieces will be able to move without any problems. Since there is no need to worry about your piece being stuck in a hard surface, your game will be much more comfortable.

 

There are many reasons why a person should choose a solid wood chess board over a glass chess board. A solid wood chessboard will give the look of a wooden chessboard, while preserving the original appearance of the board, as well as the overall look of the chessboard. A solid wood chessboard will also help to preserve the integrity of the chessboard itself since it is not susceptible to moulds. Finally, a solid wood chessboard will help the chessboard to resist heat and will prevent the formation of moulds.

 

Top Things to Look For When You Buy a Chess Board

Whether you're looking for a unique chess board or want to look for wood that you can find to make another board, the top things to look for are the quality of the wood and the craftsmanship. In this article, I will give some tips on buying a chess board that is made from one of the top qualities of woods, which will make it last longer in your home.

 

Rosewood is one of the top quality material to buy a chess board from. Rosewood is actually a very popular wood for chess boards. Rosewood is also an exotic wood that comes from Africa. The top qualities of rosewood include texture and grain that's very similar to ebony. Acacia wood is also a very strong wood that is the second-highest quality of wood that you can buy for a chess board. It is called Acacia wood because of its resemblance to the acacia tree. This wood is available in ebony and maple wood and is also very hard.

 

Maple wood is another wood that is very close to ebony wood. Maple wood is a strong wood that is used to make many things including luxury furniture, though it is not a very good quality wood. Maple wood has a dark colour and texture that are very similar to ebony. Rosewood and acacia wood are some of the best woods for a chess board. The main reason that they are very popular for chess boards is because of their great strength and natural toughness. These two blocks of wood are the top quality of woods that you can buy and provide a very impressive board that will last for many years.

 

If you want a unique chess board that can be displayed proudly in your home and that also has great strength and durability then you should buy a chess board that is made from rosewood or acacia wood. These two kinds of wood are great for home chess sets because they are very strong and durable. The thing about wood that makes these woods so great is that they are extremely beautiful as well as strong. If you're looking for a chess board that you can keep in your house and use then it might be a good idea to buy a chess board made from ebony wood. This is a very dense wood that is very similar to ebony. Ebony is often used in the making of expensive furniture and it is a very rare wood that comes from Africa. The top quality materials that you should look for when you're shopping for a chess board are Rosewood or Acacia wood. Both of these woods are very strong and well known in the art of making chess boards.

 

Buy Chess Boards Online and Enjoy the Benefits

You don't have to be a big fan of chess to enjoy the benefits of buying your own chess boards. In fact, many newbie chess players find they enjoy the challenge of playing on these pieces of furniture. For many people, the game of chess is not just about the game. It's a matter of pride to own your own wooden chess set. This kind of pride gives the avid chess player a real feeling of accomplishment. Chess is a difficult game to master. There are several ways you can get better at it and become a stronger player. And for those who prefer to spend their free time in any form of activity, playing chess is something that can make them feel good about themselves. Buying your own chess set can bring that feeling of achievement, pride and luxury to the table.

The Internet provides you with the opportunity to search for different kinds of tables. It's the best place to start when you want to buy a wooden folding chess board. Wooden folding chess board sets are among the most popular sets on the market today. If you're looking for a mahogany and maple chessboard, you will be pleased to know that many online stores sell the mahogany and maple boards for a great price. Mahogany and maple are very hardwoods that make great quality pieces. If you are looking for a walnut board, you will be delighted to know that many online stores sell these lovely pieces. Walnut is another good quality wood. Many retailers who sell good quality chess sets also carry these pieces. Solid wood folding chess boards are designed to provide support to the two king pieces. When a solid wood folding chessboard is used with one king piece, it creates an illusion of a third piece. The ebony and mahogany chess boards and the solid wood board are designed to provide support to the king and queen pieces. When you put a queen piece on a mahogany or ebony chessboard, you are creating a beautiful top-heavy look.

 There are other varieties of chess boards. You can choose from some of the following types of chess sets. These include a regular chess set, a digital chess set, a competitive chess set, a tournament regulation chess set, a wooden folding board and an elkhound board. Whether you are looking for a mahogany or ebony wood chessboard, or solid wood board, you can find it online. Shopping for good quality sets online can save you money as well as get you the quality you need to play at a high level. If you prefer a mahogany or ebony chess board, you can find the same quality and style in a solid wood set on the internet. These sets will last for years and provide you with a great piece of furniture to display around your home. Many of the larger online retailers sell these pieces of furniture in solid wood sets. You will be able to choose from various styles, sizes and material of solid wood board and other types of wood chess pieces.

Why Choose a Veneer Chess Board?

If you have been looking for a reason to buy a chessboard, you might want to look at eBay for a while. You might even wonder why more people don't buy a Veneer Chessboard instead of a small hand-inlaid chessboard. While there are plenty of reasons for buying a luxurious wooden chess board online, it is important to keep in mind that not all of these reasons are beneficial.

Buy a Chessboard online

 

A Chessboard: There are several main reasons to buy a luxury wooden chessboard. When you buy a hand-inlaid chessboard, you are looking at a beautiful piece of furniture. The reason why people choose these boards is that they are unique and highly rare.

 

Chessboards that are hand-inlaid are great for players who enjoy sharing their love of the game with others. They make a stunning focal point for your home or office. These units are a large investment in your home.

You can choose from different types of material. Some people prefer wood for the aesthetics and beauty of the boards, while others prefer these units made from clay or bone. These choices are up to you. You can also choose from different types of finishes. When you purchase these types of boards, you can keep them organized by keeping track of the pieces that are currently in play. The best feature about a hand-inlaid chessboard is that it adds to the functionality of your home.

Most people who have used these types of chessboards have reported increased playing ability, as well as an increase in their enjoyment of the game. This also means that playing time is more enjoyable. In fact, many homeowners will install these units in their living rooms, in order to enhance the overall feel of the room. If you are looking for a classy way to display your home and your collections, you should consider purchasing a luxury chessboard. These units make a lovely focal point for your home. There are lots of designs available for this type of board, and they are in a variety of sizes, shapes, and styles.

One of the best things about these boards is that they come in a wide range of materials, colours, and styles. The result is a look that will definitely enhance the appearance of your home. As long as you get one of these units, you will certainly be able to find the right display unit for your home.

If you take pride in your home and like to keep it in good condition, you will want to look for a display unit that is easy to clean on a regular basis. Also, make sure that the unit has a maintenance warranty on it so that you can return it if it needs work done on it. Virtually every type of board that you can imagine is available, including veneer chessboards. You can buy these luxury boards as part of a set or separately. There are several different styles and sizes available.

Your decision as to whether to buy veneer chessboards or any other type of board is based on the theme and design of your home. Make sure that you take the time to visit a website where you can see all of the types of board available so that you can make an informed decision. In addition, you can compare prices and styles and determine which of the types is best suited for your specific tastes. Buying a chessboard online may be your best bet. You can see plenty of different options and compare costs. These types of products are a good investment that will help you add some flair to your home and make your game more exciting.

When you buy a chess board it will almost certainly be made of wood such as mahogany, oak, cherry, ebony, or teak. Of course, one type of board that is becoming more popular for the home game uses is rosewood chess boards. Rosewood is known for its hardness and resistance to damage.

 

The first thing you should do when you are looking at a board is to determine what size of board you want. If you play with children you will probably want a board that is large enough to accommodate them. Then you will also need to decide how many pieces of each type of piece you want. If you are playing with two players then the number of pieces will be less important, and even if you have three or four players you will only be concerned about choosing a board that is large enough to accommodate all the players.

The second thing you should do when you are shopping for a chess board is to find out how many different board colours there are available. You should be able to find boards in a variety of different colours, and you will be able to find boards that are light or dark. When you go shopping you should make sure that you get a board that fits your style.

The third thing you should do when you are looking for a board is to find out what kind of material the board is made from. For example, if you are playing chess at a restaurant you will probably want a board that is made of rosewood. However, if you are playing a game with family members or friends you will likely want a wood that is less durable, such as mahogany or walnut.

Next, you should consider the material of the board. Some boards are made from ebony, teak, or mahogany. If you want to try out another material, then you should definitely consider purchasing a rosewood chess board. You should also consider what kind of board you want. While you may not be able to find a board that matches your style, you should be able to find a chess board that matches the board of a grandmaster. While these boards are not often available in stores, you can find some online sellers that specialize in this type of board.

One of the last things you should do when you are buying a chess board is to make sure that it is secure enough to prevent the pieces from falling off the board. This is especially important if you have children that want to use the board. Most boards are adjustable in some way to help keep the pieces in place. You should also consider the type of glue that is used to attach the pieces on the chess board. It is possible to buy a board without any board glue, but you will not be able to use it because it will be too fragile. If you are looking for a board without board glue, then you should go with a wood that is thicker and stronger than most other woods that are on the market. Another factor to consider when you are buying a board is whether or not you want a closed or open chess board. A closed board is one that has a large board, and it is made up of only a small number of pieces. Open boards are boards that have larger pieces, and they are made up of many smaller pieces.

 A chess board should also be able to accommodate a variety of colours. You should be able to choose from a wide variety of colours to match your decor. In addition, some of the boards are made with double wood, so they can accommodate the needs of more than two players. Finally, when you are buying a chess board you should make sure that it is adjustable. You should be able to adjust the board to fit any set of playing cards that you are using. For this reason, if you plan to play a lot of poker, you may want to look for a double board, and also have a non-floppy board as well. If you are ready to buy a mahogany board, you can start by looking at auctions online or you can try to find a local seller by going to a chess club. or a retailer like Wal-Mart or Target.

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