Chess Table

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Project by douglbe posted 04-05-2008 01:34 AM 2036 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My son wanted me to build him a table for his new chess set, so after some thought, with the chess set being a bit fancy I decided on cabriole legs which I had not yet attempted and something I wanted to try. They are challenging, time consuming, taking lots of patience, and I loved every minute. Used white ash, Early American stain, and a Tung oil finish. This is the first time I have used Tung oil on a project and I really like the finish, easy to apply and gives off a nice hue to the stain.

-- Doug, Reed City, Michigan

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#1 posted 04-05-2008 01:57 AM

Hi Doug,

This is a beautiful table. The cabriole legs add a nice detail to the project.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 04-05-2008 03:04 AM

Nice table and detail on the legs.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#3 posted 04-05-2008 04:49 AM

Nice looking table. Those legs are great.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#4 posted 04-05-2008 04:55 AM

Great looking table, love the legs and the detail, the legs make me think of muscle cars, them legs look like muscle. I really like that look.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#5 posted 04-05-2008 06:27 AM

Great Legs! (whistle whistle…) Nothing says first attempt about it. I’m assuming a big band saw for the curved cuts?

-- Michael, Fort Worth, TX. "I wood if I could!"

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#6 posted 04-11-2008 06:11 AM

Very nice legs. I really like this table. You did such a great job! Very nice!!!!!!!!!

-- Davesfunwoodworking

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#7 posted 04-29-2008 01:32 AM

Nice looking table

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#8 posted 10-11-2008 11:27 AM

you did a great job on this table doug. It really looks nice.

-- I want to know Gods are details "A. Einstein"

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#9 posted 09-02-2009 03:23 AM

Very professional. Your work is excellent – a real craftsman.

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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#10 posted 09-02-2009 04:29 AM

nice work

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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