Checkers Table

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Project by novowood posted 02-09-2011 07:33 AM 1777 views 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Built this checkers table for friend that wanted a Christmas gift for her husband. It was a late notice kind of thing and while I wanted to build the checker board from scratch, time did not allow. Thus, we found a nice wood checker board online, and I built the table around the board. Used a domino jointer for joining legs and apron. The very small drawer holds the wooden checkers. The wood is spanish cedar for weather resistance and outdoor use. The finish is 8 coats of Epifanes clear marine varnish to protect it from the elements (even though it is not left outside. Spanish cedar is a nice wood, a bit on the soft side, chips quite a bit when chiseling the dovetails for the drawer front, and smells very nice. When sanded and finished it is quite smooth and very pleasing look.

-- Odus

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#1 posted 02-09-2011 11:56 AM

Great looking table. Well done.

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

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