Chess Board for Christmas

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Project by Tim_CPWD posted 01-05-2016 05:56 AM 714 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My son enjoys playing chess with his friends and he asked if I would make him a chess board for Christmas. Along with the board, he wanted it to have a place to store the chess pieces so he wouldn’t have to carry them around separately. I have not made one of these before so I went online and got some ideas and then designed what you see here. The board is made from Maple, Walnut and Padauk. The storage area under the board is made from Walnut and the drawer is lined with velvet. The finish was done in clear lacquer. My hope is that this will provide many years of enjoyment. Who knows maybe this will even become a family heirloom.

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca.

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#1 posted 01-05-2016 10:42 AM

Nice figurines – they are red, for a change. I like that red inlay stripes near edge also.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 01-05-2016 01:41 PM

It is definitely an heirloom. Beautiful work. I like the wood combos also. The Paduak boarder really gives it that extra bling factor.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#3 posted 01-05-2016 01:49 PM

Nice looking board for sure. No doubt your son will use it for years to come.

-- Joe - - Laughter is like a windshied wiper, it doesn't stop the rain but allows us to keep going.

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#4 posted 01-05-2016 01:58 PM

Well made board with the pieces nestled neatly in the bottom.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 01-05-2016 03:38 PM

Very nice!

-- In an age of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act -George Orwell

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#6 posted 01-05-2016 04:48 PM

Quality piece of work. I like the red accent.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#7 posted 01-05-2016 11:27 PM

Excellent job Tim.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#8 posted 01-06-2016 02:09 PM

Very nice gift. Great craftsmanship.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#9 posted 01-12-2016 01:00 AM

Great looking project. Plus everything tucks away neat and clean

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#10 posted 03-22-2016 12:20 PM

Don’t know how I missed this. VERY nice board!

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