This board came to Baduk Club from a go parlor in Tokyo that shut down. It was shipped to Colorado for refurbishing. It is a single piece of Agathis, a dense wood also known as a Maidenhair tree.
The board has a raised lacquer grid, which was saved. We sanded the bottom and sides, cleaned the playing surface, and treated it with Monkey Butter (mineral oil and beeswax).
The board is 5cm thick, and has a Shihou-masa cut. This is a quarter-sawn board that provides nice lines on all the surfaces. The nice thing about a board this thick is that it can be used as a table board without the legs, if desired.
The legs are not original to this board. The tenons were trimmed slightly, so that they fit snugly into the mortises on the board - some progress photos were included on instagram. It stands 17cm tall on legs.
This is a vintage item.
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