Chess set/End table

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Project by TampaMark posted 01-24-2013 06:38 PM 3143 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Years ago my son asked me to make him a chess board. He had a set of Alaskan chess pieces that he wanted a board for. So I made him the board with storage for the pieces underneath. Because of the size of the pieces, the board came in rather large at 20”x20”. When he left home for college, the board was too large to go with. With his permission, I removed the feet on the board and replaced them with legs. Now the chess set makes a perfectly sized end table. The top has gotten scratched up from a lamp sitting on top of it. Nothing a little sanding won’t take care of should he re-claim it.

-- -- Mark (maker of high-grade kindling)

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#1 posted 01-24-2013 07:02 PM

Hmmmm…...I think I liked it better as a dedicated chess board. But it was re-purposed! Looks good.

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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#2 posted 01-24-2013 08:58 PM

Wow! Such a smart idea! Outstanding craftsmanship!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#3 posted 01-24-2013 09:16 PM

Very very nice.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 01-24-2013 10:04 PM

Great looking end table, love the legs. Great job!


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#5 posted 01-24-2013 11:34 PM

Put some felt on the bottom of the lamp. Nice- I like the different characters. Too many keep the old style pieces.

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#6 posted 01-25-2013 08:20 AM

Beautiful set!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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