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HAND CARVED CHESSBOARD / CHESS BOARD Hand carved chess boards using solid Mahogany wood. Each piece has been individually hand carved with meticulous detail. The board also has very fine hand carved designs and we have two sizes 23 inches by 20 inches and large 30 inches by 22 inches. Our chessboards are not massed produced in a factory but hand carved by very talented and gifted African artists.
Mahogany has a straight, fine, and even grain, and is relatively free of voids and pockets. Its reddish-brown color darkens over time, and displays a reddish sheen when polished. It has excellent workability, and is very durable. These properties make it a favorable wood for crafting cabinets and furniture.
Much of the first-quality furniture made in the American colonies from the mid 18th century was made of mahogany, when the wood first became available to American craftsmen. Mahogany is still widely used for fine furniture.