Folding & Decorative Wooden Chess Sets
Browse our Site for Decorative Chess Sets made from a selection of chosen woods. Some of the sets have inlaid boards, as well as alphanumeric notation and additional carvings on the board. All boards fold and many also have additional inserts for storage of the pieces. If you are looking for the more Traditional Staunton Sets, Staunton Pieces and Solid Boards , then we have the pieces available. As well as solid boards, a range of Tournament Chess Sets with folding boards and weighted pieces in a range of sizes and Magnetic Travel Sets
We also have other items such as roll up Plastic Chess Pieces and Boards, Backgammon and Backgammon, Draughts and Chess Sets and Chess Clocks
For such a greatly-loved game, there is a great range of folding wooden chess sets designs. Browse the pages of this web site for more information. Different woods are used on the various folding wooden chess set designs.
The squares on the board are created by using different woods and different techniques. On the more expensive boards, intarsia or marquetry techniques create the contrasting colours of the squares . Different selected light and dark woods, give the chequered squares effect on the box as they are then veneered on to the board. On the other boards a combination of natural wood colour and stained wood creates the squares To finish off the design of the boards of the folding wooden chess sets, many of them have decorative carved borders and edges , in addition to alphanumeric notation. In addition, on some of the chess pieces brass inlays, additional carvings or pyrographic markings.enhance their decorative appearance.
We offer a great range of folding wooden chess sets that have hinges in the centre of the board. So when you fold the board back on itself, it creates a box where the chess pieces can be stored when the game is not being played. In addition, it also adds to the portability of the sets. We se;lla a lot of chess sets for personal use But they have such universal appeal that they are also perfect gifts for any special event including birthdays, Christmas, and retirements. Of course, even if you are not a player yourself, you can still purchase one as a decoration for your home. And learn to play when or if you have the time!
Complementing our folding chess sets are a range of Staunton chess pieces, rigid boards and chess clocks.
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What other board game can do this. Chess is known as one of the most enjoyable game in the world. It not only challenges logical thinking but also helps to exercise the brain. It also gives a welcome break from digital games.
By regular contact with our suppliers we ensure that the quality of the products that we select are of the highest standards. Woods such as hornbeam, maple, beech, birch, mahogany, oak, lime, cherry, walnut are used as well as wenge and mahogany for the veneers.
If you require these chess sets as corporate gifts then we can also arrange for any of the sets to be engraved or screen printed with your company logo .
The Staunton pieces and chess boards meet the requirements of FIDE (World Chess Federation) and so they can be used in tournaments.
Our hand made chess sets are popular gifts throughout the year. Christmas, Fathers Day, Birthdays and Retirements. But they are equally popular as personal purchases - for both new and established players. As well as for purely decorative purposes. For more information on our wide selection of chess sets, boards and pieces browse here - or BUY NOW
Please note the chess sets are not toys and should not be used by small children due to the risk of choking on the small pieces.