So I have this nice chess set that was gifted to me some time ago. The thing is that I don't have a proper box for the pieces (the set came in a card box, good for transportation but not for everyday storage).
I just had the idea that someone with a set similar to mine could measure their box and give me the numbers. You know, it's easy finding/building a box in which the pieces have room enough, but I'd like the proper dimensions for using just the precise space.
The sizes of the main pieces are:
king 10cm (4 inches)
rook 5.5cm (2 inches)
pawn 4cm (1.5 inches)
What would be the right size for a box in which to store my chess set?
Actually I realized that I don't need the measures of a chess set exactly like mine. Since the sizes of the pieces and the box are proportional, I just need the sizes of a couple of pieces (say king, rook and pawn) and the size of the box in which those pieces fit. The it's just a simple rule of three.
Also, it's a good idea -provided by Laska- to use cardboard for testing.