Large Signature Teak and Maple Chessboard.
A large Signature Teak and Maple Chessboard with raised 2-3/4″ squares of Teak and Hard Maple with a solid Teak and Dark Walnut frame. A Yellowheart delimiter and Hard Maple corners further enhance the appearance of this magnificent chessboard. The chessboard measures 29″ square. This Signature Contemporary Chessboard, with tits unique raised playing field design, was designed and crafted by the late Bill Lisica. The chessboard is in like-new condition. The back of the chessboard is marked with its unique serial number, #10923. Our complete line of chess clocks and Antique, Custom and Luxury chessboards can be found here.
About the Woods Used.
The Scientific name for Teak is Tectona grandis and the trees are Native to southern Asia. It is widely grown on plantations throughout tropical regions of Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Sometimes called Burmese Teak, this name is used to differentiate natural-grown trees (typically from Myanmar, aka Burma) from Teak grown on plantations. Used extensively in India and within its natural range for centuries, Teak has grown into a worldwide favorite. With its superb stability, good strength properties, easy workability and most of all, its outstanding resistance to decay and rot, Teak ranks among the most desired lumbers in the world. Teak is commonly used for Ship and boat-building, veneer, furniture, exterior construction, carving, turnings, and other small wood objects. It is very expensive. It is perhaps one of the most expensive lumbers on the market for large-sized, non-figured wood.
The Maple used is a traditional hard maple (sugar maple, rock maple, hard rock maple). In the North, during the cold nights and warm days of late winter, the sugar maple is tapped for its sucrose-containing sap, the source of maple syrup. Until the turn of the century, the heels of women’s shoes were made from Maple, which also has been a favorite of American furniture makers since early Colonial days.