Sally's Chess Board

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Project by Andrew posted 11-30-2012 04:20 AM 1742 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first chessboard. It is veneered MDF with edgebanding in a mitered frame. The pieces were purchased from a chess retailer.

Veneer Top: Sapele & Maple
Veneer Bottom: Ash
Edge Banding: Wenge & Yellowheart
Frame: Goncalo Alves (Tigerwood)
Substrate: 1/2” MDF

CrystalLac Grain Filler
Spit-coat of Zinsser dewaxed shellac
7 Coats of Deft Clear Gloss Lacquer -Polished from 500 grit to 4000 grit

The construction was awfully similar to that of an end grain cutting board, (aside from the veneer, edgebanding and frame of course). I decided to go with MDF as a substrate since it was going to be completely covered.

I will be making a matching box to hold the pieces.

Thanks for looking.

-- Andrew - Albany. NY

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#1 posted 11-30-2012 04:45 AM

Outstanding chess board…really like the wood combo.

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#2 posted 11-30-2012 06:05 AM

Very well done

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 11-30-2012 05:24 PM

Great job, I made some a while back and they big hits like yours I’m guessing.

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