Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Chain Maille Chess Set

My son, Matthew, just completed this chain maille chess set. He has spent approximately 500 hours over the past 2 years creating the individual chess pieces and chess board. The rings are aluminum, copper and black anodized aluminum. The framed artwork is approximately 24"x46".

He is extra creative and decided to frame the chess board to save table space. The shelves are glass and he hand polished the edges smooth.

He has this at his office and there is a continual chess game going amongst his co-workers.

This is truly an beautiful and unique piece of functional artwork. Not bad for an aerospace engineer ( aka rocket scientist!!)

Detail of chess board:

Sample of the knight and pawn pieces:

One set of chess pieces:


  1. I can only try to imagine the sweet sound the pieces make when they are moved on the board!

  2. Indeed! And they are so smooth. There are not any sharp corners at all.


  3. Simply amazing, this is absolutely beautiful. Great job, even for a rocket scientist.

  4. Truly spectacular! The pieces are so well done; I love that I can tell exactly what each piece is. VERY good workmanship & creativity.

  5. wow ... it is gorgeous .... and how very clever to make a chess wall piece ... i've never heard of that ....