|Project by Joao Araujo||posted 01-02-2012 05:43 PM||1869 views||10 times favorited||7 comments|
This is the chess board I built for the brother in-law for Christmas.
It is based of the chess board that Stevin Marin http://www.WoodworkingForMereMortals.com built. Instead of 2” squares, I built it using 1-5/8” squares.
It is made of walnut, maple and it has a purpleheart trim. I applied suede-tex at the bottom of the drawers.
I didn’t make the chess pieces, but I did make the checkers pieces. The white pieces are walnut sandwiched between maple and the dark ones, oak sandwiched between walnut.
I sealed everything with 2 coats of 50/50 mineral spirits/Minwax polyurethane and it was finished with 3 coats of General’s Performance Satin finish. The top was polish up to 4000 grit and waxed.