Chess Board

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Project by Tim Marko posted 06-04-2009 02:47 PM 2028 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The squares are made of curly maple and I think a type of cherry. (I was told it was Brazilian cherry, but it’s not like any I’ve seen before. It was a good deal on about twenty BdFt so I got it anyway.)

The trim is mesquite and the frame is ash.

Finish is 4 coats TO/MS/Satin Poly (Cabot).

The squares are 1.5” and overall the board is about 16×16.

Thanks for looking!

-- Tim, trying to come up with something cool to say here!

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#1 posted 06-04-2009 04:01 PM

Nice board great wood grain in the frame whatever wood it is ( I agree I have Brazilian cherry in my shop and it does not look like that unless the finish did you use made it paler.
Good job

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#2 posted 06-04-2009 05:11 PM

Folks, let me tell you something: This piece looks even better in person. Great job, Tim!

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#3 posted 06-04-2009 05:13 PM

super chess board nice wood and great design

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#4 posted 10-10-2011 05:34 PM

Great looking board.


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