Chess sets are a right of passage I think. It was a lot to make. I sold this one and it was beautiful. as you can tell I haven’t sold many of my pieces because I usually decide I cannot part with them. This one went to an amazing women who wanted to have it for her grandkids to come and play on it. It is made from walnut and maple. I just made the board I bought the game pieces and they ended up matching pretty well. If I had more time and want I would have tried my luck on the lath but you know I can’t do everything myself…. lol My husband would say different it think.