Chess Table #2

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Project by degoose posted 06-10-2009 11:41 PM 1537 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another older project.
A friend at work commissioned this for her Husband.. a chess fanatic.
The legs and apron and border are New Guinea Rosewood… the board is Silver Ash and NGR with surround and inlay of QS Silky Oak,,, the inserts are proud of the table. Again M and T joinery with timber buttons to hold the top on the leg assembly.

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

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#1 posted 06-10-2009 11:46 PM


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

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#2 posted 06-10-2009 11:53 PM

A++++ chess table fantastic

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 06-11-2009 12:03 AM

your use and mix of woods is very well done ,
and your talent shines in all your work .
excellent , my friend !

-- 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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#4 posted 06-11-2009 12:34 AM

I like your style of designing things taking the wood effect into consideration.
A rare talent.


-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#5 posted 06-11-2009 12:40 AM

Beautiful piece, great skill here, and it shows.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#6 posted 06-11-2009 02:18 AM

I’m not a chess freak, but I AM a chess board freak, and this one is fantastic!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 06-11-2009 06:39 AM

Looks great!!!!!!!!!! All those different woods really work well together


-- If at first you don't succeed...Don't try skydiving

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#8 posted 06-13-2009 04:47 AM

very nice…I just picked up one of my dad’s old chess boards…he passed away in January and this looks like a good way to incorporate it into a project…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#9 posted 06-13-2009 04:48 PM

A fine piece of work. Every works well together, the woods, colors and design.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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