Chess Table, chairs, and Chess Set

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Project by Dennis Zongker posted 10-03-2009 05:24 PM 21980 views 93 times favorited 110 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally took the time to take some good pictures of my chess table. I posted this table over a year ago on Lumberjocks. I hope no one gets upset for me doing this. Thanks for looking

First by making the chess set pieces. Then to add every piece into the actual table and chairs.
1. The top has parquetry around the outer border showing the castle move, were the Rooks protect the King.
2. The table base has the King upside down. Scaled 9 times larger then the chess set King. The King is in the center because he is the most important piece in the game.
3. The Knights are the main four feet to the table legs. Describing their angled moves.
4. Both chairs have on the center top, the Queen’s Crown.
5. At the top of both sides of the chairs are the Bishops & Pawns .
6. The back of the chairs has a abstract of a female figure, to resemble the Queen’s body.
7. Their are four hidden drawers in the tops edge. On the top of the drawers the Knights were cut into marquetry in the opposite wood.
8. The woods used were American Black walnut & Hard Maple. Each wood to resemble each players color.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#1 posted 10-03-2009 05:35 PM

Wow amazing group very impressive.Well done.


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#2 posted 10-03-2009 05:45 PM

Outstanding workmanship Dennis! Great execution of design and detail ,everything goes perfectly together.

Like Jim said Very Impressive!!!!

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#3 posted 10-03-2009 05:48 PM

the chair design is something else ! has a wonderful “Alice in wonderland” feel … good luck on your entry … hope you do well

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#4 posted 10-03-2009 05:51 PM

Have seen it before, unforgettable, still a fantastic piece. What an awesome show of design and craftsmanship.
So unique…..........
That’s a hands down winner…...............

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#5 posted 10-03-2009 05:57 PM

very nice work, i’m ready to play when you are, i love chess.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#6 posted 10-03-2009 06:04 PM

Totally Awesome!

This has to be the winner.

Good Luck!

I hope you don’t mind Dennis, but I just searched for the contest, & here’s the Link.

Anyone who’s a member of this FWW community can vote for Dennis on Oct. 30.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#8 posted 10-03-2009 06:20 PM

Dennis Zongker,
I like the newer pics’. This is still the most amazing Chess Set I’ve ever seen. I wouldn’t allow the players to sit at the table in those chairs, unless they were attired in Black & White robes! Do you have any idea how many hours you have invested in this piece of art? I wish you well in the contest. This should be a winner.

Ken McGinnis

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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#9 posted 10-03-2009 06:39 PM

dennis – i go back to look at the old post quite often – what an awsome piece of work and if i recall you made several of these – inspiration for all us “hackers” – that belongs in a museum

-- -erik & christy-

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#10 posted 10-03-2009 06:44 PM


-- Work is my road to knowledge,Curiosity is my fellow traveler. El trabajo es mi camino al conocimiento, la curiosidad es mi compañero de viaje. Héctor

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#11 posted 10-03-2009 06:53 PM

excellent work !

a hands down winner .
i’ll vote yes .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#12 posted 10-03-2009 07:05 PM

Dennis, you totally blow me away with your vision for woodworking and your craftsmanship.

You are on my “must visit someday” list.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#13 posted 10-03-2009 07:12 PM

As I’ve said before, one might find comparable work at the Uffizi. Maybe.

-- Whatever

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#14 posted 10-03-2009 07:34 PM

This is such an impressive set. Did I tell you that I made room for it in my house? You can deliver it anytime now.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#15 posted 10-03-2009 08:20 PM

that is simply fantastic!!!!

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