Checker Board with Attached Toy Box

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Project by mloy365 posted 04-22-2014 10:09 PM 2523 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a toy box that I made for a client. They wanted something different in the top. I suggested a checker board might look nice. After thinking about it, I thought no one is going to sit at opposite ends of the box and play checkers, so I made it removable. The board is held in place with rare earth magnets. The board is made of walnut and cherry. The box is red oak. Finish is shellac seal and SW Kem Aqua topcoat.

Thanks for looking.

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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#1 posted 04-22-2014 11:26 PM

Excellent work, professionally done. Just as impressed with your workshop. Hope someday to have one like it

-- Tom T, upstate NY

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#2 posted 04-23-2014 10:09 AM

Well done and great idea… Very cool.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 04-23-2014 10:58 AM

Very nice checker board with toy box attached. I could see your predicament there Mike, you made the checker board then thought..I will have to make rails and legs for it so it can be played on. Then suddenly you get that hand slap on the forehead followed by a “Duh” and you inner inventive voice shouts out…. “I will attach a toy Box to it.” I mean it’s not rocket science Mike it was the obvious solution…..hahaha Great job, very professional.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#4 posted 01-03-2018 10:57 AM

Beautiful design … very clean, very appealing.

Question: Red oak plywood panels (3/4”???) affixed to solid oak legs, rails and stiles?

Thank you …

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