Teak/Afrormosia Chess / Checker Table w/ benches

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Project by ltlwoodcreations posted 10-30-2011 06:07 PM 2469 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This table was originally made back in 1979 from sraps of teak and afrormosia purchased from a boat yard in North Carolina. Back then I did not know that if you glued the chess board squares down that they would crack. So in 2009 I decided to redo the checkerboard top and refinish the table and added the benches made out of bubinga and iroko and added the double slide drawer to the top. The checker board is made out of walmut and maple veneer. As of this posting it is still waiting for the chess pieces but the checkers work well.

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#1 posted 10-31-2011 04:17 AM

Looks to me like the table is going to hold up well for many, many more years of play. A friend keeps hinting that a nice chess table would look just right in his front room! I am sure thats not going to happen out of my shop!

it’s a great project and a great game to share with friends.

Thanks for posting.

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#2 posted 11-02-2011 08:48 AM

really fine job keep up the great work

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