Tutorial chess board: walnut and sycamore


Handmade chess board that combines the colours of the sought-after light brown walnut wood with the ivory-white colour of sycamore wood with the coordinates on the frame of the board. Its surface has a matte varnish that enhances the richness of the wood tones and provides a smooth texture for the chess pieces to slide with precision.


Walnut and cream maple veneer chess board with thin cream 'stringing' detail around the playing area and the squares are labelled with axes from A-H and 1-8.

This board comes in two sizes suitable for ornamental and Staunton style pieces.

  • X Small 12.5" (32 cm) board has 1.4" squares (35 mm)
  • Small 14" (35 cm) board has 1.6" squares (40 mm)


Sizing guide

Looking for a set of chessmen to play on this board? We recommend using the following Staunton pieces for each board: 

  • X Small 12.5" board with a king diameter of 20 - 28 mm – view here
  • Small 14" board with a king diameter of 27 - 32 mm – view here

Or take a look at our ornamental chess pieces range here.

Please get in touch if you need any assistance, we're happy to help!