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Several years ago I made a chess board that hangs on the wall. Not being a chess player I made the same mistake you made. Light to right is the proper way to layout a chess board. I had every chess player who looked to buy the board tell me it was wrong. Just thought you would want to know.
I was not clear on what "light to right" means. The near right corner for each player needs to be the lighter color used. In other words the corner to your right is always the lighter color.