Diamond Checkerboard Game Table

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Project by Festus56 posted 06-28-2017 04:36 PM 1404 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This came about several years ago as a result of playing with a design for an entirely different project. Did not have any plans just an idea in my mind and this happened. All the wood is entirely recycled pallet wood I got at work. Oak, walnut and mahogany. The only thing bought was the plywood for the bottom of the top and the box. Made the lift top mechanism including the pivot dowels myself. The table is adjustable height from 24” to 28”. Could not have regular checkers so made diamond ones with magnets embedded to keep them stacked straight.. Matches the two cribbage boards that were made from the leftovers from the table. Finish is about 10 coats of Watco Danish Oil hand rubbed.

As always thanks for looking and all comments or questions are welcome !!

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- --

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#1 posted 06-28-2017 04:47 PM

A very well designed, constructed and Finished table.

By now you have had many hours of enjoyment from it; I am positive.

Very far past my abilities or patience to make one like it.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#2 posted 06-28-2017 04:49 PM

Very nice work

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 06-28-2017 05:58 PM

Very unique, Mark! Is the height adjustable beyond/besides the lift mech (looking at the 3rd pic)? There is some beautiful wood in pallets if you’re willing to work for it. Glad you did! Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#4 posted 06-28-2017 09:14 PM

Sweet looking table!!!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#5 posted 06-28-2017 10:35 PM

That is really nice Mark… all the engineering going on there…wow!

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#6 posted 06-28-2017 10:46 PM

Mark that’s an absolutely amazing and beautiful piece of craftsmanship and design.

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#7 posted 06-29-2017 12:35 AM

I can see this sitting in my family room. A lot of cool ideas in this and the adjustable height is great. Well done.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#8 posted 06-29-2017 02:17 AM

Beautiful table, Mark!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#9 posted 06-29-2017 03:21 AM

Super job on this beautiful table!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#10 posted 06-29-2017 01:37 PM

This is a wonderful checker table. It’s a beautiful piece.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#11 posted 06-29-2017 01:53 PM


Stellar job on the checkerboard game table….Another fine job on your show as a craftsman…..I like the idea of being able to put it at different heights…...Beautiful job, my man….Keep up the good work, and keep posting those great projects…..

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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