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am planning to begin side work on next years gifts for my three kids, all adults now and out of the house but as they all have a love of chess my wife and I thought about three different chess boards. Now I know I can do the board itself, having made the standard FNG kitchen cutting boards checker board pattern. but I'm looking to make each a little different, as in adding drawers, a stand or?

Now remember I am still an FNG so I LIKE plans, they help me understand what the hell I'm doing (even though my finished product NEVER looks like the pictures in the plans!!)

So I went to my best friend (Google) but plans are sadly lacking....
I found one plan I can get that I like, and could change up the wood to get different looks Woodworker's Journal Classic Chess Board Plan| Rockler Woodworking & Hardware

But that is about all I saw out there, so long winded story to get to my question, do you folks have or know of any other plans?
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BTW can I say that I'm glad the rain stopped for now, but moving the damn sand bags in front of my shop is getting to be a drag....
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Dave... why don't you think you could do the boards?

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In another lifetime, when I was a member of the High School Chess Club, one guy had a chess board with short, small pegs on both sides, and as pieces were removed from the board, they were set onto the pegs, to 'watch' the rest of the game... He was always the most popular player, and sadly, one of the best. Our pieces always made up most of the game's 'audience...'

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If you've made cutting boards, no reason why you couldn't make a chess board.

Here's an image of one that I like and I think it's straight forward. You can draw your own plans. Chess board on top of a box. The decorative molding around the box is applied like crown molding upside down.
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Here are a couple of the tables I've done up...



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I am in the process of making this chess board.

http://www.mlcswoodworking.com/shops...side-table.pdf

If you don't want to make the squares you can buy them here.

https://www.pennstateind.com/store/CHESSQ.html

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Measure once cut twice and it's still to short.
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Here are a couple of the tables I've done up...



Dang Bill that is awsome. That is what I call fine wood working.
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Thank you Don.. they did turn out well....good thing too, both were commissions, and I rarely do em...

sorry about the size of the pics.. thought that would have been auto corrected in here..

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Vince, I love that one with the moulded pedestal and drawer! A thing of beauty.

It occurs to me that no one seems to design /make outdoor furniture ones...something you can leave out in the weather without worrying about it.
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