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May 4th & 5th - Make a Chess Board

Make a Custom Chess Board box!

Date: May 4th & 5th, 2023
Time: 4th - 9:30am-4:30pm & 5th - 10:00am-4:00pm
Skill Level: Beginner
Instructor: Louis Boucher
Cost: $275

Build a Chess Board fit for a king or queen!

Of all the woodworking projects one can do, building a chess board is one that brings great satisfaction. You may think that it involves a tedious process of cutting and gluing together 64 small squares of wood, but that couldn't be further from the truth. This is a project that requires basic woodworking skills and good planning. The board you will be making has a regulatory size surface that sits over a well crafted storage base.

Over two days, you will complete this fine piece with premium material. Every step will be done under the guidance ofa n experienced trainer and you will get the satisfaction of making your very own chess board. While the surface is composed of two species of hardwood, solid maple and walnut, the storage base is constructed as a fingerbox assembly featuring contrasting joints at the corners.

All tools and materials will be provided.

***Chess pieces not included***

All skills levels are welcome, but this class will move at a pace comfortable for a beginner woodworker.

Students will receive 20% off any purchases they make on the days of the workshop. Festool, Woodpeckers, and plywood excluded. 

An accomplished life-long woodworker and woodturner, Louis likes to share his passion by teaching and bringing people into woodworking through utilitarian pieces that can be appreciated by friends and relatives. While focusing on basic techniques and safety, he is always looking for oppurtunities to create distinctive pieces that require some research into more advanced woodworking skills. He lives in the Ottawa area and can be reached at

If you have any questions, please e-mail:

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