Handmade Games Table

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A Games Table we made for a customer some time ago, constructed from 16 different types of timber.

The Cabinet Makers and French Polishers did a superb job on this one.

The table top is decorated with oysters of Laburnum cut directly from the log into quarter inch slices; each piece is then book-matched to another and laid in pairs in the traditional manner.

The internal sides of the kneehole are proportionally matched to the top, its internal sides are decorated with a panel of quilted Maple strung in Kingswood, Boxwood and Ebony, and cross-banded in Walnut.

Each hand-made drawer is dovetailed with a traditional centre dovetail flanked by out splayed dovetails

-- Wheathills, Derbyshire, UK,

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#1 posted 1725 days ago

That is INSANE. What a beautiful table. I’ve been thinking I want to build a game table, now I just want this one :). That is a very cool table.

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#2 posted 1725 days ago

Stunning…absolutely beautiful!!

-- Chris N, Westford, MA - "If you won't eat something from your fridge that turned green...why would you eat something that started out that way?"

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#3 posted 1725 days ago

Wow – the use of end cuts is really effective.

-- Phil in British Columbia

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Daren Nelson

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#4 posted 1725 days ago

Another WOW from me, very very nice !


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#5 posted 1725 days ago

A wonderful and Beautiful game table .A masterful work an unbelievable piece, a work of art. Destin to be a museum piece. So very well done

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 1725 days ago

Another museum piece for sure! Outstanding workmanship!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#7 posted 1725 days ago

Very nice, this one jumped out at me. Impressive at first glance and even more impressive after looking at the details.

-- Cody Crisp

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#8 posted 1725 days ago

whoa thats intense, such awesome detail

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#9 posted 1725 days ago

Great detail work !

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#10 posted 1725 days ago

What a beautiful piece.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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Les Hastings

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#11 posted 1724 days ago

A very awesome piece!!!!!!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#12 posted 1724 days ago

very cool indeed

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#13 posted 1724 days ago

What all those other guys said X2. Absolutely gorgeous piece.

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#14 posted 1724 days ago

Completely insane.

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Dennis Zongker

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#15 posted 1724 days ago

Very Nice! Great job.

-- Dennis Zongker

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