Chess Table

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Project by Ken Reed posted 244 days ago 849 views 7 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A small chess table in ribbon stripe African mahogany, Big Leaf Oregon maple, claro walnut, purpleheart.

I cut and glued up the chess board, then routed a recess in the tabletop and let the chessboard into it.

Finished in shellac with Waterlox topcoat.

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#1 posted 244 days ago

That is a really exceptional chess table. I thought it was veneered at first, but I like the solid stock with inlay even better. I’ll bet that thing catches the light really well with all the chatoyant wood figure.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#2 posted 243 days ago

Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#3 posted 243 days ago

Incredible workmanship.

Good job,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#4 posted 243 days ago

Beautiful board… may I ask how tall your table is? Did you add drawers? I have a large board done, but looking at this makes me want to finish it into a table.

Great job!!!

-- "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."

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Ken Reed

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#5 posted 243 days ago

TheeWoodShed; the top is 21” square and it is 25” tall. I think it’s too small, personally, but I built it for a friend and he requested these dimensions. No drawer, so the table is quite light, visually and in weight, with the open aprons.

Thanks for everybody’s kind comments and encouragement.

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#6 posted 243 days ago

Impressive workmanship! Love the game too!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#7 posted 243 days ago

That is a gorgeous piece! Well done.

-- Dave K.

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#8 posted 243 days ago

Quite a stunner. I approve.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#9 posted 243 days ago


-- To realize our true destiny, we must be guided not by a myth from our past, but by a vision of our future

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#10 posted 243 days ago

Well done! Great wood.

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#11 posted 243 days ago

I live the Mahogany strips, looks great!

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#12 posted 243 days ago

You did a fine job on this game table.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#13 posted 243 days ago

great work I have been a chess player for many years now I want a table like that :)

-- Paul Campbell

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#14 posted 242 days ago

Just wow, this is so beautiful.

-- - A daddy that loves playing with his kiddies and his tools!

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