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Default Found a table I would love to make.

Think I was actually looking for folding tables when I ran across this beauty. I am very tempted to make one - except have no one to play chess with. May make one just for the Hell of it anyway, I like it that much. Not in love with the base tho, so would likely change that.
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I see why you like it. That's a beauty.

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Nice find...

Got a solution for not having someone to play with...

Since you don't like the base, make a new one and attach the stools in a manner that they will spin around the base. This way you can play both sides...much better than talking to yourself...


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This way you can play both sides...much better than talking to yourself...

I'd rather just talk to myself. For seats I'm thinking might go with one of these, both based on ancient Roman designs, and folders.
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I also really like the two seating choices. I always prefer having a back support. As to playing against yourself, it's ultimately fair even though each side knows the thinking of the opponent. I bet you could stir up a competitor online.

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Could always play checkers...

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I like the chairs also,as they almost look like pawns , but their too high imo . Like where do you put your legs ? I’d prefer to have my knees under the table
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I'll never forget when I built a custom deck for a friend. It was actually two decks, linked together with a wide walkway, and all of it was raised about 10" above the ground. For the design, I chose to go six 2x6 California Redwood boards wide with a small gap between each board, and then square it up at that dimension. Each "tile" was rotated 90 degrees, so every other tile ran north to south while the neighboring tiles rand east to west.

I welded up several pedestals, and drilled many holes in the California DG soil. I filled each of the holes with concrete and sunk a pedestal into the concrete, clamping it to boards that ran over the holes so the pedestals would harden at the correct height. Each pedestal had a plate welded top and bottom. The bottom plates were 2"x2" and the top were 6"x6"

When all of the pedestals were solidly in place, I began to make the deck tiles. I laid them out just like floor tile, but used generous amounts of Liquid Nail to hold them down onto the steel plates, because I did not want to drill through all of those plates, four corners per pedestal.

To hold the tiles down until the adhesive dried, we used heavy concrete blocks and placed them in the center of tiles as they were laid down, to apply even pressure to all four corners.

So the neighbor of my friend came over to look at the project. My friend Tom and I instantly went into the mode where we often hung out, that of messing (harmlessly) with someone's mind. The visitor said, "What is this?" We told him "It is a game board, OBVIOUSLY!"

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I like back support also. So thinking maybe Civil War officer folding chair now. Here are some examples.

Be easy enough to adjust the height of the table however high or low you wanted it - that's the way I would do it.

On-line. Maybe. A possibility anyway.

Of course, there would be a large set of checkers also.

Not sure yet if I would make chess pieces, or buy a large wooden set. Would like to do both actually. I've checked on-line and you can get some wood sets cheap, if you shop around. Also some expensive ones too, if you shop around.

No, if I buy a set I do believe I would buy a good reproduction Isle of Lewis Viking set. I've wanted one ever since I first learned of them, but couldn't justify the cost. This table would be a good excuse to get a set.
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