If you’re a chess lover, this wall chessboard is exactly what you need for your entertainment area.
This DIY wall chess board is perfect for any chess enthusiast. Not only is it a great decorative piece, but it also serves as a fully functional wall chessboard. So whether you’re looking to add a touch of class to your home décor or you’re looking for a new chess set, this project is for you.
This DIY wall chess board is not only a great gift for your chess-loving friends, but it is also a project worth your time and effort. The beautiful design and craftsmanship make this set a real work of art, and the attention to detail is sure to be appreciated by anyone who loves chess.
This handsome DIY wall chessboard would make a great addition to any room in your house, especially if you have an entertainment area. It’s easy to make, and you can customize it to match your décor. Plus, it’s a great way to show off your love of chess!
Now you don’t have to sit in front of a chessboard for hours on end. You can pick up a drink and socialize with friends, or do something else while waiting for the next move. This way, you can have the best of both worlds – enjoying your time with friends while also getting into a good game of chess.
This new way of playing chess is perfect for those who want to enjoy their time with friends, but don’t want to sacrifice their love for the game. Now you can have the best of both worlds, and there’s no need to choose one or the other.
This DIY wall chess set is a great project for those with basic woodworking skills. If you don’t have any woodworking experience, don’t worry – you can always ask for help from a friend or family member. The finished product will be a beautiful and unique addition to your home, and it will provide endless hours of entertainment for you and your family.
Materials you’ll need for this DIY wall chessboard project:
- 16 thin pieces of wood, cut into 16″ lengths
- 4 pieces of crown moulding, for the frame
- 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
- Electric drill with drill bits
- Table saw
- Circular saw
To make the base of the chessboard, you will need to use darker and lighter woods. If you don’t have access to darker woods, you can stain them to create the desired effect. You will need to glue all the strips of wood together with alternating colours.
To make the chessboard as sturdy as possible, use high-quality wood glue and clamp the pieces of wood together while the glue dries. If you want your chessboard to have a smooth finish, sand down the glued edges after the glue has completely dried.
Make sure that your wood pieces have the same width, this will help you create a perfect square later. After the glue has dried, cut the board across in the opposite direction of the alternating board. you can set the height of the board equal to the length of the wood strips. This will give you a nice even edge to work with when you start your project.
Then start by laying out the pieces, slipping every other one to create a checkered design. Be extra careful to ensure that the pieces fit snugly against one another, taking care not to leave any gaps and glue them together, this will make your base of the chess board.
While waiting for the glue to dry, you can now start cutting the checkers. (For more detailed steps, you can check out the video below)
To display your chessboard properly, you will need to attach the frame to the chessboard base. This will allow you to hang the chessboard on the wall so that it can be properly displayed.
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Learn how to DIY a wall chessboard by watching this video.