Table for a Chess Board

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Project by degoose posted 06-10-2009 11:28 PM 1812 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend has a chess board made in Mexico from Onyx.,, the brief was to make a border for it.. Measurement went a little skewiff.. so I ended up making a table for it instead.. used Indonesian Merbau of the the legs and aprons with Queensland Red Cedar and figured Silver Ash for the top. Although you can’t see it clearly there is a celtic knot routered into the corner squares on the top. Ash splines hold the mitred corners together.
I made the ‘chinese’ legs on the bandsaw after seeing a small pic in a book. The stretchers are shaped to follow the curve of the top of the legs.
I used mortise and tenons and the top is attached with timber buttons in a groove in the apron.
Hope you like these older projects.

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#1 posted 06-10-2009 11:31 PM


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#2 posted 06-10-2009 11:37 PM

You are such a talented man!
This is lovely!...and so creative!
I need that chair!!!!


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#3 posted 06-10-2009 11:44 PM

Great idea! Beautiful! Love it!

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#4 posted 06-10-2009 11:50 PM

A winner as usual. very nice design and great details. first class all the way

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#5 posted 06-10-2009 11:51 PM

Great table,

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#6 posted 06-10-2009 11:57 PM

very nice indeed !
you are a true master .
thank you for posting ,
and keeping us in the loop .

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#7 posted 06-11-2009 06:41 AM



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#8 posted 06-13-2009 04:55 AM

this is truly amazing…

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#9 posted 06-13-2009 04:50 PM

Loved it Larry. I’m partial to that style and you really did it justice with this table

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#10 posted 06-15-2009 08:22 PM

Yet another awesome project!
I get tired just viewing all your work!

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