How to make a simple chessboard
I wonder if there are true fans of chess among our readers? Today's project is primarily intended for them. After all, the result is an original design chessboard - designed exclusively for your design. Well, for everyone else, it will be a wonderful and original gift! So, let's get started.
You will need:
- furniture board (preferably from pine, the sizes are at your discretion - in the example dimensions are 385 x 310 mm.);
- fine-grained abrasive paper;
- wide paint tape;
- stationery knife (or scalpel);
- ruler (preferably metal);
- coloring impregnation for wood (you can use a simple stain);
- Lime wax (to protect the coating);
- rubber gloves (not to stain your hands).
1. Take the furniture board and treat it with fine-grained sand paper, if required. Make sure that the surface is free of knots and zadorin.
2. Use a wide paint tape and seal the whole board. Please note that the stripes of the paint tape should overlap slightly (approximately 4-5 mm.).
3. Take a ruler, a pencil and apply a markup for the future chessboard. Markup can be any - at your discretion. If you make the same board as in the example, then you can use the picture below for layout.
4. Draw an 5 mm border around the outside of the chessboard. And then, using the diagram below, mark the necessary blocks.
5. Use a steel ruler and a stationery knife. Make a shallow slit (preferably so that only the paint tape is cut through) along all the necessary marking lines.
6. Gently with the tip of the clerical knife, start to pick up the marked blocks and delete them.
7. Before proceeding to the next step, make sure that the remaining areas of the adhesive tape are densely glued to the surface and none of the tips leave.
8. Take the fabric and soak it with the coloring impregnation of the required color (or stain). Then apply this solution on the chessboard in the places where you removed the paint tape.
9. Wait until impregnation (or stain) dries (usually about 10-15 minutes), and then remove the remaining paint tape on the board.
10. The finishing phase. Cover the entire board with a thin layer of calcareous wax. This will protect both processed and untreated sections of the chessboard.
11. If you want to decorate the board somehow, now is the time. You can, for example, add pens - then you will have a tray.