Walnut game table

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Project by Jim Case posted 06-08-2017 04:31 PM 1123 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Walnut chess/checkers table which was a birthday present for my son. Chess board (2×2 inch squares) from walnut and maple (1/2 inch thick squares) framed with inlay.

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#1 posted 06-08-2017 10:19 PM

Standard mitered panel question.

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Jim Case

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#2 posted 06-08-2017 11:48 PM

Please tell me more about your “Standard mitered panel question.” Do you mean how did I attach the board to the walnut frame? I glued the board to the frame and reinforced it underneath the board with a miterd oak trim attached to the frame.

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#3 posted 06-09-2017 01:26 PM

I think the question is, How did you allow for expansion of the checkerboard within the mitered frame? I was going to ask the same thing. I have always used a plywood or mdf substrate to attach the checkerboard to, then using that assembly as my panel. The dimensional stability of the plywood/mdf backer panel seems to minimize the movement.

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Jim Case

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#4 posted 06-09-2017 02:25 PM

I attached the board to a plywood backer. I was also hoping that the game board construction would minimize the movement issue and have not had any problems yet in the 7 months since i was completed.

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#5 posted 06-12-2017 11:16 AM

A beautiful project, I like the inlay, the wood combination and the Design, you did a Great job.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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