Chess Supply Company, The House of Staunton, Discusses the Distinct Types of Wood Used for Their Chess Pieces

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Chess Supply Company, The House of Staunton, Discusses the Distinct Types of Wood Used for Their Chess Pieces

Tournament chess set provider, The House of Staunton, shares details about the unique types of wood selected to design their high-quality chessmen. 

The creation of a first-rate chess set starts with the selection a remarkable wood. Expert craftsmen then shape and polish the wood by hand to create intricate chessmen and chess sets. The result is stunning. 

The House of Staunton uses an array of exquisite timbers to make their chessmen. Chessmen are heavily weighted and beautifully finished. Each chess piece is designed to withstand the rigors of frequent use. A billiard cloth base is attached to the bottom of each chess piece. Despite their beauty and quality, wood chess sets can be obtained for reasonable prices.

The House of Staunton proudly crafts chess sets with high-quality woods:

1. Tulipwood: Tulipwood comes from the tulip tree. It has a gorgeous pink-yellow hue, and is an excellent alternative to walnut and cherry. Furniture and home decor craftsmen use tulipwood because it is lightweight and strong. 

2. Olive Ash: Olive ash is a darker hardwood that resembles olive wood, hence its name. It has a unique olive color. Dark and light stripes alternate and swirl to capture attention.

3. Amazique: Amazique is an African hardwood. It's known for its tonality, color, and interlocking grain pattern. This wood bears a strong resemblance to the beautiful East Indian Rosewood. 

4. Zebrano: Zebrano wood takes after the zebra. It features a stunning striped pattern. It is also a heavy, high-quality hardwood. Zebrano has an exotic appearance and is popular among craftsmen. 

5. Rosewood: Rosewood is a heavy and strong wood with a shiny and smooth texture. Its hues range from orange-yellow to red and deep purple. This wood is featured in several handsome chess sets. 

6. Burmese Blackwood: Burmese blackwood is unique because it darkens with age. It has three hues-- olive, reddish-brown, and dark purple. Its alternating dark and light stripes create a beautiful chess set. 

7. Ebony: Ebony is a dense black hardwood. It is finely textured and has a smooth finish when polished. 

8.Golden Rosewood (Sheesham Wood): Golden rosewood is more commonly referred to as Sheesham wood, also known as Indian rosewood or Dalbergia Sisso. This wood comes from a tree that is native to the Indian Subcontinent in Pakistan and India, and can vary from a golden brown to a deep purplish brown with darker brown streaks. 

9.Boxwood: Boxwood has a fine, even texture and tends to be a light cream to yellow. 

About The House of Staunton: The House of Staunton is an American locally owned and operated small business. For over 27 years, they have manufactured the world's finest chess equipment. They sell a wide variety of chess sets, chess boards, and chess boxes, and are the equipment provider for top chess tournaments worldwide. Their chess sets are featured in numerous movies and television shows as well as on book covers and in print ads!

Media Contact: Shawn P. Sullivan, The House of Staunton, Inc., 256.858.8070,

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