|Project by JimArnoldChess||posted 03-02-2014 01:20 PM||1690 views||5 times favorited||23 comments|
I did a regular board model of this theme several years ago and had a reuest to make a full table version which allowed me to incorporate some special features like the ‘gate’ on the drawer pull, flared leges (which aren’t very visible in these pics), and curved bottoms on the tables sides.
It s was a bear to photograph. The table itself measures 43” wide ny 30” across by about 28” tall. The Kings are about 8” tall…and the pawns about 3” tall. The table is made from solid Walnut and Maple. I put white sheets of paper where the sand will be. The lanterns on the corners will also be fitted with working lights. There is also a soapstone inlay in the middle of the board. The photos are staged with fake Bonsai, but there will be ‘live’ ones there eventually. Still the only chessboard I know of that was to be watered every third day. Pieces are also solid Walnut and Maple as well, and there is a walking path and bridge on the right side sand garden area.
I like this one, and hope I never have to make another. Thanks everybody. Lumberjocks rule!