Players, admirers, and those who enjoy well-made USA products will appreciate the superior workmanship and finish evident in the Player’s Chess Board. The Player’s board uniquely features decorative grooves running along the squares perimeter, beveled stylish edge, and engraved two emblems in corners to the player’s right. Precision aligned hardwood block construction is given multiple protective finishes for a distinctive, luxuriously smooth surface. It is handcrafted in Pennsylvania from locally sourced premium walnut and maple woods.This design has been played by world champion Magnus Carlsen in several events and has been gaining significant attention among collectors and any players who are seeking a superb chessboard that will last for years. Those who have owned a classic Drueke chessboard will note remarkable similarity.The JLP Player’s Board It’s ready to pair with a variety of suitably sized chess pieces as shown in the suggest customize options on this page. You can also browse Heirloom Collection Chess Sets built on this chess board.Features and Specs- Solid maple and walnut – Grooved perimeter- Edge bevel- Corner logos- 21″ Square- 2″ squares- 3/4″ thickness- Most 3 3/4″ chessmen idealThe CraftJohn has a rich woodworking heritage in the state of Pennsylvania. Originally from Switzerland, the skills were passed down through five generations. This lost art of woodworking is continually refined, blending timeless methods with the latest knowledge of wood behavior. For example every design must be carefully planned with the appropriate wood selection and cuts to account for variations in humidity that cause natural expansion and contraction of wood. To craft a wood product that will last for generations, John gives great attention to every phase of production including wood selection, drying, cutting, curing, crafting, and the multi-step finishing process that results in the smooth, elegant, lustrous finish for which the JLP products are known. Every product is personally overseen by John and must meet his standards before releasing them to Chess House.