Chess Table, Chairs & Chess Pieces

comments (10) February 3rd, 2009 in Reader's Gallery

DennisZongker Dennis Zongker, contributor
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 Full set Table, Chairs & Chess Pieces
Tapered, Radius, joint with a 2 diameter walnut dowel.
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 Full set Table, Chairs & Chess Pieces

This is the first of three sets that I made. I made this set ten years ago. The other two I made seven years ago. All three sets are made out of American Black Walnut, & Hard Maple. The joints to the Knights and King. Are tapered & radius, with a 2" diameter walnut dowel, connecting to the legs. 

Design or Plan used: My Own Design - Dennis Lee Zongker

posted in: Reader's Gallery, table, chair, modern, dovetails, carving, wood turning, walnut, maple, veneer, inlay, marquetry, bent lamination

Comments (10)

ukmeager ukmeager writes: wow what a fantastic piece of craftmaship.How long did the whole thing take I hope whoever it was made for fully appreciates each and every piece. ours green with envy UK MEAGER
Posted: 10:30 am on January 24th

john07 john07 writes: WOW...very impressive. I especially like the visual effect of the walnut-maple in the table halves. The chess pieces intrigue me, and the inlays look great. I did a chess table a few months ago, and seeing your table makes me want to do another one. I love playing chess too. Nice work Dennis.
Posted: 9:28 am on July 1st

justa_newbie justa_newbie writes: When I made my chess table I thought it was impressive, atleast for me it was impressive. Then I saw another chess table made from another member and I admitted that his is much better than mine. But now that I saw yours...holy friggin @#$! talk about raising the bar my friend. I have a long way to go, but very very nice work. Truly a masterpiece.
Posted: 11:32 pm on June 24th

Dremelman Dremelman writes: WOW, this is truly a master center piece in any room. I admire your choice of woods, your design and mostly your skills in being able to create not just one set but three sets. I give you a 10.

Well done.

Bill McD
Posted: 4:30 pm on April 1st

knottyguy knottyguy writes: Truly amazing, you are an inspiration.
Posted: 11:16 pm on March 31st

vinnyj vinnyj writes: Great job Dennis. Nice details and love the chair, table combination. Great set up for a game room. That's nice enough for a dining room. Just curious, how long this project took to complete?

Posted: 11:16 am on March 13th

PaulJeffrey PaulJeffrey writes: All of your pieces are amazing. The inlay work and carving are incrediable.
Posted: 11:26 am on February 22nd

Haldeman Haldeman writes: Yes I do play, my father taught me how when I was younger and the set I made was a christmas gift for him this year.
Posted: 9:38 pm on February 7th

DennisZongker DennisZongker writes: Thank you for the complements Haldeman. It helps that I love to play chess. Are you a chess player yourself?
Posted: 8:07 pm on February 7th

Haldeman Haldeman writes: Wow. I know it says you made this ten years ago but I'm seeing this table for the first time today and let me say it is some amazing work of art my friend. Your work inspires me to keep on trying, and yet at the same time humbles me. Great job. Looks perfect.
Posted: 5:59 pm on February 5th

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