Well I promised that I would post this Chess Board when I got done with it. This Chess board is made out of 5 Different Specie's of wood: Quartered Cherry, Holly, Quartered walnut, Curly soft maple, and Jotoba. All of the squares are made out of the Qtrd Cherry and the Holly in which I alternated the grains and put a .0625" Chamfer on all 4 edges. The sides are the qtrd Walnut and the curly maple. The bottom is the Jotoba (brizilian cherry) and Qtrd walnut. I finished the Board with a Clear Acrylic Lacquer, then polished it with wax. And to add to it all you can see some dust on the close up pic
Now believe this or not I made this project all with scraps other than the Holly that I bought. Just junk that my shop grinds up in the scrap grinder. the cherry was in 10' lengths I picked up 13 of them ~.25"X2" Mull and the Jatoba was in 3-4' lengths ~.25"X6" etc. And they were going to throw those things away.