How to Create a Chessboard Patio in 5 Steps

Chessboard-Patio

A yard is used to its maximum potential only if you include some entertaining facilities. People resort to swimming pools, ping pong tables or eve miniature golf to achieve this potential. But a truly impressive entertaining facility is the Chessboard Patio. This DIY project will give your yard not only the fun aspect you’re searching, but also style. Over the course of a weekend, you can easily build this transformative idea. It’s a moderate difficulty project, but not one you could not succeed with the help of a friend. The tutorial provided will help a lot as well. You can find here everything you need, from building the frame to pouring concrete and finishing up the pieces. Even if you the weather won’t allow you to play chess at all times, the Chessboard Patio will still look great. Good luck!

 

 

Step 1: Frame Outer Edge of Patio
Step 2: Build Square Frames
Step 3: Install Square Frames
Step 4: Pour Concrete
Step 5: Install Sod

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8 Responses to “How to Create a Chessboard Patio in 5 Steps”

  1. Edwina says:

    Okay, you told me how to make the board. How do you make the playing pieces or where can I purchase them?

  2. mervyn says:

    Same as Edwina i also would like the chess pieces to know where i can buy the chess pieces or get plans and instructions to make them.

  3. Brian says:

    Why not have you and your friends become the pieces and let 2 of your friends tell you where to move to.

  4. Dk says:

    I’m no wizard, but I would assume googling large chess pieces would be kinda magical.

  5. Lauretta says:

    As I see 2 comments above but no replies… I also would like to know where do I purchase the pieces for this giant outdoor chess patio. Thank you. It looks great.

  6. Chris says:

    I found some plastic chess pieces but they weren’t nearly big enough you could make them out of basically anything though Styrofoam or wood or make a mold for concrete or even molten metals with a low melting point like aluminum

  7. Angie says:

    I’m wondering the same, but I kinda think I could get inspired looking at finials and spindles and stuff in the hardware store.

  8. ramonda says:

    that’s the large chess pieces

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