Chess Board with Piece Storage

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Project by KCoombs posted 09-29-2013 03:41 PM 2483 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The top and accents are walnut and maple (which is not terribly original, but I do like the look). The cabinet is oak. Above each of the drawers, there is a brass strip. The only purpose of these is an accent, so that the knobs would not be the only brass in the project (which would have made my OCD misfire). This project was a lot of fun: I had no clear idea of where I was heading, other than the basic board itself.

I did want a specific side for the “white” player and the “black” player, and so the opposing wood on the frame. Beneath each frame is a thin trim piece of the opposite wood, to add further interest (perhaps).

The project is finished with Tung oil only. The drawers are lined with adhesive felt, but I think I am going to invest in a flocking gun for the next box project, whatever and whenever that will be.

Thank you for looking.

-- Kevin

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DeLayne Peck

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#1 posted 09-29-2013 04:09 PM

Outstanding! That took time, patience, and skill. Chess is a lot like woodworking. One move and you are in a lot of trouble!

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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#2 posted 09-29-2013 08:01 PM

Well done, I like it

-- Guy,PEI

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#3 posted 09-29-2013 11:36 PM

Very nice chess board …an excellent build. You will get hours of enjoyment out of it.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#4 posted 10-01-2013 04:07 AM

Beautiful board (box), it’s on my ’’must make’’ list.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 10-01-2013 07:17 PM

Great looking chessboard! Very nice wood combo and like the drawers. Great job!

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#6 posted 10-01-2013 10:29 PM

E2 E4 !

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