DIY Wall Chess Board

If you're a chess lover, this wall-mounted chess board is exactly what you need for your entertainment area.
If you’re a chess lover, this wall-mounted chess board is exactly what you need for your entertainment area.

If you’re into chess, this project’s for you. It’s one of those great pieces that serve both decorative and entertainment purposes. Don’t you just love multi-functional DIY pieces? It’s a project that you know is worth your time and effort. Plus, you can give this away as a present to your chess-loving friends.

There are several design variations of a wall chess board. Choose the one that suits you best.
There are several design variations of a wall chess board. Choose the one that suits you best.

This DIY chess board could simply hang into the walls of any room in your house. If you have an entertainment area, that’s perfect. Now you don’t have to sit in front of a chess board. You could pick up a drink and socialize with friends, or do something else, while waiting for the next move.

It’s a relatively easy project. If you have the woodworking skills, this will be easy for you. If not, you can always ask for help.

Materials:

  • 16 thin pieces of wood, cut into 16″ lengths
  • 4 pieces of crown molding, for the frame
  • Stain
  • Polyurethane
  • Black paint
  • 4 long strips of painter’s tape
  • Wood glue
  • 4 small cylindrical dowels
  • 4 rubber bands
  • 2 long square dowels, for the frame

Tools:

  • Electric drill with drill bits
  • Table saw
  • Circular saw
  • Clamps

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Learn how to DIY a wall chess board by watching this video.

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