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Chess Table, Queen Style Base

comments (0) June 22nd, 2014 in Reader's Gallery

DennisZongker Dennis Zongker, contributor
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Main View of table
Full Side View
Full Top View
Close up of Marquetry
Picture of the four Knights and Queen
Close up of the Queen
The two Walnut Knights
One of the four drawers with knights in marquetry
Main View of table - CLICK TO ENLARGE

Main View of table


This is a table that I made 15 years ago for a designer here locally. The table was designed to have their last name initial "W" cut into the two sides of the table top in opposing woods. I cut all my own veneers at 1/8" thick for the entire top and used the Bevel cutting method for cutting marquetry. The center post of the table is a Queen glued up in two woods Maple & American black walnut.

A while back I got a call from a couple that has purchased the table at an estate sale. The new owner wanted a custom checker set made to match the style of the table. Which for me was a really great phone call because I never took any pictures back then of this table. When I delivered the checker set she let me take a few pictures.

The table was sitting in a small game room. It was a little damaged with some chair scratched lines on the legs and it was a little sun faded on the top but over all I was very happy to see how all my joinery and marquetry had held up throughout the last 15 years. So another 85 years and it will be a true antique I hope that it makes it.

Well the pictures are not the greatest but at least I got a chance to take a few shots! Thanks for looking!


Design or Plan used: My Own Design - Dennis Zongker
posted in: Reader's Gallery, table, turning, tenons, veneer, marquetry, bent lamination


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