The MegaChess 72 Inch Teak Giant Chess Set at a glance:
One of the two tallest chess sets in the world (the others are our fiberglass and topiary chess sets).
Lead time insures you receive teak at the appropriate moisture content
Teak is beaming with beautiful colors!
Our Teak Chess Set with a 72" King is one of the two most beautiful chess sets in the world (the other being our Fiberglass Chess Set with a 72" King). When only the top-of-the-line will do, this is the chess set with no peer. This 72" chess set, made of solid teak, is quite dramatic in its presentation, whether located in expansive yard, house terrace, foyer, even large room with this as its central attraction.
This chess set - the largest standard size we produce - has a 72" (6' tall) king. It is most often used for outdoor decoration, but can also be used for indoor decor. Imagine the impact on guests walking in to see these exotic, larger-than-life-size chess figures. Picture them walking among the pieces, looking up at the cross on the king. And consider more than size. Run your fingers along teak's flowing grain patterns, and you will own an art form that has inspired kings and queens.
This set is very similar to our smaller chess sets with a Staunton design. MegaChess Teak Chess Sets are superior to any made in the world for the following reasons;
The Teak used to craft the MegaChess Teak Chess Pieces is among the finest in the world.
The long drying process and curing of this exquisite wood insures that it is durable and weather resistant and suitable for year round use.
Sun resistant stain is applied to the chess pieces to enhance the beautify of the natural teak.
We finish the chess pieces with high grade protective polyurethane to enhance the beauty of the chess pieces.
We apply a grooved rubber base that keeps the teak out of puddles that may form on your chessboard in inclement weather.
Every chess piece is handmade by experienced craftsman.
32 Beautifully hand carved chess pieces with the light side retaining it full natural color with a light, sun protecting stain and the dark color being stained to allow you to see the natural grains in this elegant wood.
This is the largest of our seven teak chess sets. These pieces are suitable for play indoors or outdoors. The 72" King is more than seventeen times the size of a traditional chess set!
To lift the pieces, look to the weight of the queen (100 pounds). Although the king is heavier, his one-square move is done with a simple roll along the edge of the base. The queen has a standard collar 35" from the floor that is convenient for lifting. This is the only MegaChess set that comes with a dolly, modified for chess playing. Do not lift these pieces without the dolly.
Warning This is not a MegaChess set for unsupervised children. They can tip the pieces on themselves, and be injured. When planning a playing area, consider the minimum size of the square of a chessboard as the diameter of the base of the king (19"). Optimum would be 24" squares, which is also a standard for tile sizes (sometimes made up of four 12" tiles), yielding a chessboard 16' on each side.
To transport the entire MT72 chess set, plan on one full-size pickup truck or equivalent. The best approach is to lay the major pieces on their sides with padding.
Our Teak Chess Sets are not only beautiful, but they are strong and very durable! In fact teak is one of the toughest woods on the planet! It is particularly resistant to the elements, decay and insects due to it density and internal resins.
Our Teak Chess Sets are featured around the globe in some of the most exquisite resorts, country clubs, corporate settings, and backyards.
Pricing Note: As of this writing, teak lumber sells for $8/lb at most hardwood retailers in the US. That will go up over time. A large teak MegaChess set sells for a fraction of this raw material cost. Considered as an investment, the value of a teak MegaChess set doesn't depreciate - it goes up in value, as teak grows scarcer. After over a thousand years, a chess set is not going to go out of style. A MegaChess set has no moving parts, hence nothing to wear out. It will be a family treasure to pass down through many generations. A MegaChess set is like buying gold that you can enjoy!
Specifications for the MegaChess Teak Chess Set with a 72” King:
King – 2 pieces – 72” tall with 19” base – weight 135 lbs.
Queen – 2 pieces – 63” tall with 18” base – weight 100 lbs.
Bishop – 4 pieces – 51” tall with 16” base – weight 65 lbs.
Knight – 4 pieces – 42” tall with 16” base – weight 100 lbs.
Rook – 4 pieces – 35” tall with 17” base – weight 70 lbs.
Pawn – 16 pieces – 30” tall with 14” base – weight – 45 lbs.