Cbd Wenge-Phil Mah With Cross. 1
This chessboard is 11 3/4” square. Over all the board is 17 ¼” square. Each square is just under 1 1/2” and is made with 4 triangles. Two types of wood are in the chessboard. Three kinds of wood are on the whole board. The dark square is “Wenge” from West Africa; the light square is “Philippine Mahogany” from the Philippines. “Hackberry” from Missouri is around the chessboard itself. The design in each corner is a variation of a “Rolling Star” quilt pattern. There are 8 diamonds making a star but I put 4 triangles making a cross and hiding the star. The wood on the cross is “Wenge”. When the light shines on the “Philippine Mahogany” it shines like a new Penny. There are 560 pieces in the over lay, using 3 kinds of wood.
Also on the back, I signed it, listed the wood, and dated it. This is one of my older chessboards.
This gives a completely different look to a chessboard. When not being used as a chessboard, it is made to hang on the wall from one corner. They make a very beautiful wall hanging.
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