I purchased a wooden chess board - it came with a small typed note. Handmade
1987. Shellac and wax 3 times. Made of Tasmanian Oak and Silkwood.
It looks beautiful- the chess squares are all individually handlaid and
distinct. I think the maker used a different woods for the white squares and
However, when i rubbed the board - it still felt quite rough. I always
thought that shellac and wax would have given it a nice waxy finish.
What's the best way to protect it? Is there an oil I can purchase to rub it-
to prevent it from cracking from age/dry conditions.
Reason why I asked is that a few of my imported furniture has cracked or
shrank when I brought them back to Australia.