A mosaic chess board is a beautiful and elegant way to spruce up the game we all know and love. Having one is easier than you think! I am going to show you how to make one by yourself with only a few materials that are not hard to get.
Chess board instructions:
- I use a 12×12 square floor tile….cheap & sturdy. You can use any 12×12 board. If you are using wood, make sure it’s sealed.
- Contrasting pieces of glass or ceramic tiles (for example: black & white). You should make sure they are level.
- Weldbond or any pva glue.
- Wheeled cutters
- Black sanded grout
- Grout & tile sealer
- Disposable gloves
- Mark off a 12×12 board with 64 squares that are 1.5″ each.
- Arrange the cut tiles to fit into each square and make sure to use contrasting colors and leaving 1/8″ between the tile pieces for grout.
- Glue the tiles to the board. you should allow the tiles to dry for at least 8 hours.
- Mix the grout according to directions (on the grout you are using) and with gloved hands, apply the grout over the board. Wipe off any excess with a moist paper towel, making sure not to dig out of spaces in between tiles. The grout should be totally removed from the tile surface or it will harden overnight. A grout haze can be buffed away next day with glass cleaner.
- Apply a grout & tile sealer to the board after 3 days to aid in waterproofing.
A mosaic chess board is a beautiful and unique work of art. It can add a piece interactive artwork to a regular game of chess or checkers. Instead of putting the chess board away after the game is over you can keep it out for everyone to admire.
Make one for yourself, give as a gift or make a whole collection!
… or purchase one here