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Chessboard Coffee Table
Gaming tables are a great addition to any room in any style home. This current project will be a very unique piece, an original design solid walnut coffee / chess table. This piece will obviously feature a chess board as a prominent portion of the tabletop, the case will house compartments for the chess pieces, storage drawers for remotes, magazines, wine, glasses, and perhaps some hidden compartments.
This is a clear illustration of the flexibility and unique options available in a custom commission. We can design gaming tables for chess, backgammon, poker or other card games, board games, cribbage, etc.
In our usual fashion, our commission profiles on the website feature not only the finished piece, but the making of. The finished piece is the work of art, but the artistic work that goes into desk, planning, and construction through to finishing behind the finished piece is in our opinion what truly stands behind an heirloom.
Construction of this unit will include all sorts of tung and groove, mortis and tenon, miter, finger, rabbits, butts, etc. Lots of interlocking joints that will hold together the various nooks and crannies to create this one-of-a-kind piece.
Wrestling this case together was definitely interesting. All the interlocking pieces made for a carefully coordinated step-by-step process all completed during the active working time of the adhesive. The internal layout is now taking form - left and right will be doors opening to a wine rack and glass racks. The center section will be two drawers.
Examination closer shows a hole on the right and notches in the back of the drawer supports. There is also a hole in the left rear of the case. This unique feature will provide access from the bottom of the case for a the feline inhabitants of our client's home. The back section will be carpeted to create a cat napping nook.
Shown below, some of the tricks of the trade in making a puzzle box, also known as a sequence chest. In order to remove the top drawer, you must first remove the drawer stops, which happen to be on cams that are locked when in place by a few other hidden pins.
The process of opening and removing all the various compartments must be executed in the correct order, or the piece will not allow access to its secretes. In fact - this is all we're going to show you. There's no point in commissioning a puzzle to which you already have a solution! If you let us get creative, we'll definitely create a good frustration (er, eh, um ... challenge!) to figure out one of our sequence chests.
Our table gallery includes a variety of different designs, trestles, four legs, lowboys, Queen Anne, kitchen and dining. We can offer a wide variety of custom tables in any size your situation calls for .
Be sure to check out Page 1 of our tables section for two feature Gothic table projects. Our 2002-portfolio piece is a Gothic Credence Table an 1860's Gothic Revival Style cathedral. This original design by Stanley Saperstein represents a Gothic era reproduction in solid oak with a wide range of hand carving. See a feature documentary of this table join our Religious Furniture section. Our 2005 portfolio pieces included a gothic dining table, and 2007 will bring another dining table and a gothic desk to the lineup on Gothic Tables Page 2.
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