|Project by dustysawyer||posted 06-01-2011 10:47 PM||1803 views||5 times favorited||6 comments|
I made chess boards for my daughters last Christmas. One daughter wanted to display hers on a table so this is what I came up with: The board itself is Padauk and Maple with Maple and Mahogany frames. Apron and legs are mahogany joined with pocket holes and the top attaches/removes via magnets. The piece divider grid is made of aspen and can be removed along with a false bottom to reveal two inches of secret space. The mahogany in the board and table matches a restored Mahogany Baby Grand (not shown) nicely. I bought the playing pieces at Lee Valley thanks to a tip from a fellow LJ. Thanks for looking.