"The Queen's Gambit" Inspired Chess Board

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Project by Bob A in NJ posted 11-18-2020 06:34 PM 851 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We’ve throughly enjoyed the new Netflix Series, “The Queens Gambit”. How about you?

After watching the 8 episodes, I’d decided to make this veneer covered board with drawers and flocked pocketed drawers.

To see how it was built, check out this link to my YouTube channel.

Up next, the chess pieces.


Bob A in NJ
Nov 18, 2020

-- Bob A in NJ

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Craftsman on the lake

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#1 posted 11-18-2020 07:52 PM

Just watched the first episode. I think it’s gonna be good. Good video too that you made. Attention to detail is pretty nice. Thanks for posting.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#2 posted 11-18-2020 07:57 PM

Looking great! Can’t wait to see the video on making the chess pieces.

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#3 posted 11-18-2020 08:41 PM

Nice set Bob, the woods are just right with each other.

LMAO at your Daughters second game and she beat you. Not sure why it struck me as so funny, but it did. Awesome she is out helping in the shop.

Nice build video. Looked crowded, and really high at the miter saw though. Might want to cover the Vette.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#4 posted 11-18-2020 11:51 PM

That’s beautiful Bob!! Nice work!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#5 posted 11-19-2020 01:05 AM

Fabulous job. Real nice veneer and overall craftsmanship.

-- AJ

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#6 posted 11-19-2020 01:45 AM

Beautiful Piece!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#7 posted 11-19-2020 06:31 AM

That’s a real fine board Bob! Awesome storage for the pieces. I’m halfway through the series.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#8 posted 11-19-2020 12:03 PM


Nice job on the chess board.

-- Petey

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#9 posted 11-19-2020 02:01 PM

I enjoy the series too. Great looking chess board. In the video though you have it oriented 90 degrees from correct. Each player should have a light colored square on the right of first row.

-- MrLaughingbrook

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#10 posted 11-19-2020 05:28 PM

Beautiful! I like the onboard storage for the pieces. I will watch the videos and thanks for making them and sharing!


-- Hutch

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#11 posted 11-20-2020 02:44 AM


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#12 posted 11-22-2020 08:35 PM

Nice rank and files keep up the good work!

-- Regards Rob

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