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Table for a Chess Board

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Project by degoose posted 1876 days ago 1407 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.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...





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Charles Maxwell

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#1 posted 1876 days ago

schweeeeet!

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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ellen35

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#2 posted 1876 days ago

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

Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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mtnwild

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#3 posted 1876 days ago

Great idea! Beautiful! Love it!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 1876 days ago

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

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#5 posted 1876 days ago

Great table,

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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patron

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#6 posted 1876 days ago

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

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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bowyer

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#7 posted 1875 days ago

Wow!

Rick

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Napaman

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#8 posted 1874 days ago

this is truly amazing…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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stefang

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#9 posted 1873 days ago

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

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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kine97/Theresa

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#10 posted 1871 days ago

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

-- "My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning, and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can." -Cary Grant

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