Chess Table

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Project by Greg Gimbel posted 12-19-2017 03:11 AM 902 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This chess/checker table was built using a Claro Walnut round and inlaying a Teak and Maple playing surface into it. The vertical stand is a cool piece of Dwarf Misletoe Fungus infected Juniper with full scribed Juniper feet. The chairs are Juniper stumps with Claro Walnut seats and English Walnut backs.

-- Greg Gimbel, Rifle, Colorado,

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#1 posted 12-19-2017 03:15 AM

The set has tons of character, look great.

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#2 posted 12-19-2017 03:29 AM

Really beautiful set. Great craftsmanship. Would really enjoy sitting down and playing a game on that. Nice work!

-- Dave Smith - If our phones fall, we panic. If our friends fall, we laugh.

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#3 posted 12-19-2017 05:07 AM

Excellent job. The work behind this shows a serious craftsman.

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

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#5 posted 12-19-2017 11:29 AM

great, now make the pieces?

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#6 posted 12-19-2017 02:10 PM

absolutely stunning never fail to amaze me with your craftsmanship.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#8 posted 12-19-2017 03:14 PM

Looks more like a checkerboard table to me. But seriously very nice quality job and a major accomplishment. Chess pieces would only distract.

-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.

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#9 posted 12-19-2017 05:18 PM

Wow a real beauty, well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 12-19-2017 09:32 PM

This is a beautiful game table and is done so nicely. It shows a lot of nice details and craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#11 posted 12-20-2017 01:12 AM




Just a gorgeous total unit!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#12 posted 12-20-2017 05:19 PM

Beautiful work!!

-- John, Suffolk Virgina

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#13 posted 12-21-2017 01:12 AM

Greg , nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

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

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#14 posted 01-11-2018 03:24 PM

Dry cool design. Well done

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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