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Modern Chess Set

Mid-Century Modern and Minimalist Chess Set in Walnut and Baltic Birch

We’ve put our own spin on the classic game of chess with this mid-century modern and minimalist chess board. Rounded rectangular pieces in solid walnut and maple contain inlays of Baltic birch that indicate what the pieces are and how they move. The board is walnut and Baltic birch, and our storage box for the pieces fits perfectly in the center of the board – we think you’ll want to leave this one out on display.

It’s a game and a work of fine art.

In development for many years, we are excited to share our Modern Chess Set with you, complete with a 15” x 15” board, a full set of walnut and maple pieces (including an extra Queen for when you’re on your game), a decorative box for storage and display of the pieces, and a care card/explanation card that gives some tips on how to maintain the board and how to tell the pieces apart.

The board is a combination of Baltic birch “edge grain” and solid walnut pieces, and the underside has soft rubber feet to keep it in place – in case you’re traveling and playing the game on a cruise ship.

The storage container is a decorative Baltic birch mitered square box with solid maple splines and a center divider of “edge grain” Baltic birch, featuring the Hossle Woodworks logo.

Each chess piece is made of either solid walnut or solid maple, and the main players have an inlay on the top to differentiate one from another.

The King features a thick, commanding Baltic birch inlay that shows his strengths, and arguably, his weaknesses. The inlay on the Queen is a circle, indicating that she is free to roam wherever and however she likes. A diagonal inlay spans the Bishops, two intersecting inlays form an L shape on the Knights, and intersecting inlays form a plus sign on the Rook.

This isn’t your parents’ chess board. It’s retro, minimalist, and mid-century, and it’s Simple, Clean, Modern design (hey, that’s our tagline), guided us through the creative process.

Handcrafted in Minneapolis.


This item is for sale on the external shop for Hossle Woodworks.

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