In the Spotlight: Olive Wood Chess Boards

In the Spotlight: Olive Wood Chess Boards

Since 2015 we have always focused on olive wood products for international handicrafts export. With good reason, the olive wood creations from Tunisia are unique in their kind. The wood is ecological, antibacterial, honey-like in color and perfect for use in the kitchen and elsewhere in the home. In addition to the typical utilitarian olive wood creations such as cutting boards or kitchen utensils, we have also put forward olive wood chess sets since 2015. The olive wood turned out to be the perfect match for the game. At the time an olive wood chess board was unique, with rustic shapes and the beautiful engrainment of the wood. Creating the chess board out of olive wood meant that the world-famous chess board turned into a coveted high-end decor item ànd game board.  

With the long history Qartaj has with olive wood, it is time to put our olive wood chess boards in the spotlight.

Chess Table

                Chess Board Olive Wood        Chess Boards Olive Wood

 

This unique chess table is completely made out of dense olive wood in the Tunisian city of Sfax. The top of the table has a hand painted chess board design with a rustic finish typical for olive trees. The support is a beautiful spiraling piece of olive wood. It has four table legs, making it sturdy enough to play on. Under the table you’ll find a skillfully crafted drawer where you can store chess pieces. You can choose to opt for the inclusion of a matching set of handcrafted chess pieces.

This chess table has been used by our customers both as a playing board and as a piece of furniture!

 

sku : Q-Bi001-001 

Dimensions : -W: 40 cm-15,3” L: 40 cm-15,3” H (board): 2 cm-0,7” approx 

Shipping from : Tunisia

Minimum order : 5 pieces

lead time : 4-6 weeks

Custom? Yes! You can always send us your specific design requests.

 

Small chess board set with integrated drawer

              Chess table olive wood      Olive wood table chess

 

This small chess board is both beautiful and useful in design. The designers decided to add short legs under the board and an integrated drawer to keep your chess pieces safe from getting lost. The edge has a classic soft scalloped design. The whole chess board is skillfully hand carved by our artisans. Optionally, it includes a set of hand carved minimal chess pieces that fit nicely into the drawer. 

SKU : Q-Bi002-001

Dimensions : 20*20 cm / 7.87*7.87"

Shipping from : Tunisia

Minimum order : 20 pieces

lead time : 8-9 weeks

Custom? Yes! You can always send us your specific design requests.

 

Rustic chess board with resin finish

                             Rustic chess board      Rustic olive wood  chess board

For this standout piece the most irregular, naturally rustic olive trees are sought out. This chess board is a true eye catcher with a wavy natural edge featuring tree bark. 

The meticulously hand painted chess board design is topped with a high shine resin finish making it durable and pleasant to play on. A hand carved chess piece set can be included. As each tree is unique, each of these chess boards are completely unique! 

 

SKU : Q-OWC-001-203

Dimension : 60*60 cm / 23.62*23.62"

Shipping from : Tunisia

Minimum order : 20 pieces

Lead time : 10-12 weeks

Custom? Yes! You can always send us your specific design requests.

 

Rustic chess boards

                      Small chess Boards      Small Rustic Chess Board

These rustic chess boards are made out of dense olive wood. One piece is cut from the tree and is then arranged into the chess board design, put together by some of the most expert olive wood artisans. The best parts of the tree are sought out to make these kinds of boards as their beauty comes from the natural edge and detailed grain pattern. A matching hand carved olive wood chess piece set can be included with the board. Just like olive trees, each board will be one of a kind, its design following the bark of a tree that has grown for many years, given its fruit, and can now find a beautiful spot in the homes of your chess loving clientele. 

 

to the left: sku: Q-CHE-001

to the right: sku: Q-CHE-002

dimension: 60*60 cm / 23.62*23.62"

Shipping from: Tunisia

Minimum order: 20 pieces

Lead time: 10-12 weeks

Custom? Yes! You can always send us your specific design requests.

 

Large scalloped chess board

     Chess board     

At 42*42 centimeters in dimension, this is one of our larger chess boards. It has a hand carved scalloped edge making it a classic and timeless design. The checkers consist of Durable pieces of wood are put together to create the checkers, alternating the natural olive wood color with a warm gray painted olive wood piece. Because of its size it is particularly pleasant to play on and is a great gift.

 

SKU : Q-CHE-003

Dimensions : 42*42 cm / 16.53*16.53"

Shipping from : Tunisia

Minimum order : 20 pieces

Lead time : 10-12 weeks

Custom? Yes! You can always send us your specific design requests.

 

Square chess board

                         chess-board       Olive wood chess board

The warm colors and irregular grain of the olive wood make this more basic chess board unique in its own way. The board is made out of the best pieces of sustainable olive wood that are put together by highly skilled artisans creating a sturdy design of a chess board in warm gray and olive wood checkers surrounded by a wide frame of detailed olive wood patterns. As beautiful as this piece is, it can be used both as a game board and a touch of interior decor. 

SKU : Q-CHE-005

Dimensions : 29*29 cm / 11.41*11.41"

Shipping from : Tunisia

Minimum order : 20 pieces

Lead time : 9-10 weeks

Custom? Yes! You can always send us your specific design requests.

 

4 games in 1: olive wood multi game board box

                            4 game in 1       4game in 1

My personal favorite addition to Qartaj’s catalog is this cute olive wood box, carved completely from olive wood. 3 edges of the lid are partially scalloped. The box can be used to play four different games being:

 

- chess

- french marble solitaire 

-checkers

-dominoes

All pieces for these four games fit inside the box. It can be opened at the top and you’ll find a compartilized drawer holding all pieces for the different games. Chess and checkers can be played on top. The game board for marble solitaire can be found inside the lid and dominoes can be played well… anywhere you’d like! Our artisans and designers have truly reached a level of skill and innovation when it comes to this new game box and we’re sure your customers will love it as much as we do. 

SKU : #Q-CHE-004

Dimensions : 22*22*7cm / 8.66*8.66*2.75*"

Shipping from : Tunisia

Minimum order : 20 pieces

Lead time : 10-12 weeks

Custom? Yes! You can always send us your specific design requests.

 

An exclusive look inside the chess board workshop 

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