Chess Table, Chairs & Set

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Project by Dennis Zongker posted 07-27-2008 04:23 PM 27383 views 51 times favorited 65 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first of three sets that I made. I made this set ten years ago. The other two sets I made seven years ago. Time fly’s when your having fun. I love to play chess, so I designed this set to have a complete chess theme through out the table and chairs. The center post of the table is the king upside down. Scaled up 9 times. And the four feet are the knights scaled up. The chairs back has a abstract figure of a lady queens body. The top of the chairs have a queen’s crown. And the bishiops are on booth sides of the crown. The table top has parquetry of rooks and castles walls. All three set were made out of American Black Walnut & Hard Maple.Photobucket Photobucket

-- Dennis Zongker

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#2 posted 07-27-2008 04:37 PM

Kasparov should order one from you. Really wonderful…

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#4 posted 07-27-2008 05:03 PM

This is a great creation! The players can actually put on their “color”, and really get into the “part”. This is incredible. Thanks for the post.

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#5 posted 07-27-2008 05:08 PM

Wow, that is crazy cool. I can’t wait to see more from you.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#6 posted 07-27-2008 05:15 PM

Another wonderful project, keep them coming, you are and inspiration to us mere mortals.

Thanks for the post

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#7 posted 07-27-2008 05:16 PM

WOW is right. Super gorgeous. Excellent work and fit for a king.

-- Bob A in NJ

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#8 posted 07-27-2008 05:22 PM


Thank you for sharing.

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

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#9 posted 07-27-2008 05:36 PM

there erally isn’t anything I can say that hasn’t been said already.
That is amazing!

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#10 posted 07-27-2008 05:37 PM

Excellent! Really an awesome job Dennis.

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#11 posted 07-27-2008 05:44 PM

This thing belongs in the National Cathedral or something. Stunning work!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#12 posted 07-27-2008 06:01 PM

Holy Cow!

Awesome design and execution. I want one.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#13 posted 07-27-2008 06:07 PM

Very creative and unique. Well done.

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#14 posted 07-27-2008 06:18 PM

That is one fantastic piece of work!

The details are great.

It looks like something I would try to make.

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

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#15 posted 07-27-2008 07:10 PM

Very cool!!!! What a fantastic piece of art! All I can say is very cool. Great job! Where have you been all these years??? Thats right making all your cool stuff.

-- Davesfunwoodworking

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