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CHS101B21 Awesome Chess Board

February, 20 - February, 21 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Chess Board Workshop

Whether you’re looking for a fun gift, a woodworking challenge, or an upgrade to your game night, you’ll have a great time building this heirloom quality game board, perfect for chess or checkers.

This two-day Weekend Workshop guides you through cutting and assembling veneered panels to create a perfect checkerboard pattern using the strip method. You’ll practice using a vacuum press for lamination, and will make a mitered walnut frame with detailed molding and an elegant cutaway foot. The finished board measures 18 1/2 x 18 1/2 and is beautiful, functional, and to play with the included chess pieces.

– Game board made of pre-veneered panels assembled into checkerboard pattern with mitered border, plus
walnut frame with molding detail and cutaway foot

Finished size: 18 ½” x 18 ½” x 1 ½” with 1 ¾” squares
If time permits, students may choose to apply a hand rubbed oil finish to the board

– NOTE: Chess pieces are included

You will learn:
– How to use the strip method to create an accurate checkerboard pattern
– Laminating with the vacuum press
– How to create a mitered frame with molding and dado

Prerequisite: None. Beginners welcome.

Tools required: None. All tools and materials supplied by the school.

Safety: Please bring ear and eye protection and a properly-fitting face mask that covers your nose and mouth (valved masks are not allowed).
Please read and understand our Refund and Cancellation policies. By making payment you acknowledge that you have read and understood these policies.

PLEASE NOTE: In addition to our standard class policies, we are taking additional precautions due to the COVID-19 virus.
We will be strictly limiting class sizes to no more than nine (9) students to allow for adequate distancing between class participants.
All benches and shared tools will be sanitized before and after each class.
All students, instructors, and staff are required to wear a properly-fitted mask that securely covers the nose and mouth while inside the school.
When entering the school, all students, instructors, and staff will have their temperature checked. Anyone with a temperature above 100.3 will not be allowed to enter the building.
Anyone exhibiting any cold or flu-like symptoms—even if it is believed to be allergy-related—will not be allowed to enter the building.
Thank you for your understanding.

$321.00Add to cart


February 20@9:00 am
February 21@4:00 pm
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