Walnut & Ambrosia Maple coffe table and matching chess set

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Project by Code28WoodWorks posted 03-02-2011 07:38 AM 1519 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a coffee table I made for my Granddad. The one he used in his living room was a cheap mdf veneered thin and was looking pretty rough. He was always a big chess player and loved the game. I started making this chess set for him back last summer. I wanted to use it as his Christmas gift last year. He had been fighting the battle against cancer and was in the hospital Christmas day when I gave it to him. We didn’t get to play a game on it, but I’ll never forget him looking each of the pieces over with that little grin on his face. He passed away the very next day. Im sure Ill get to have that game with him later on. We sure do miss him.

-- "There's no worse feeling than that millisecond you're sure you are going to die after leaning your chair back a little too far. "

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#1 posted 03-02-2011 07:48 AM

Sorry for your loss there Code28, A granddad is always a great partner to have, and when you lose them there is truly a part of you lost with him.

-- Good, Better, Best--Never let it rest---Always make your Good be Better & your Better Best

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#2 posted 03-02-2011 11:15 AM

At least he got to see the set before going to that big workshop in the sky. I’m sure he will get to play that missed game with you, but let’s hope not for a long, long time.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#3 posted 03-02-2011 11:34 AM

Great work and sorry for your loss! One of the worst things we go trough in life, its never easy. Love the spalted wood on the project! One to be proud of no doubt.

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

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#4 posted 03-02-2011 02:23 PM

Sorry for you loss. Lost my grandmother to cancer a few years ago. Its never easy. On a side note… I might have to steal your idea of ambrosia maple on a chess board. Its beautiflul. Great job on that & the table too.

-- Alex -- "I will one day write something intelligent, witty, or humorous here"

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#5 posted 03-02-2011 03:33 PM

Sorry for your loss.

What a super looking piece. Great Job.

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#6 posted 03-02-2011 04:13 PM

Thanks everybody!

-- "There's no worse feeling than that millisecond you're sure you are going to die after leaning your chair back a little too far. "

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