Chess table with drawer Photo: Handyman
Skill - 3/5
Time - 2 days
Designed to position next to a sofa this 730mm high side table also doubles as a games station, featuring a chequerboard top and large drawer to store the pieces.
MAKE THE TABLETOP
The pattern is made by gluing 20mm thick blocks of 65 x 65mm pine dressed all round (DAR) to a base.
Cut 64 squares using a mitresaw then lightly smooth using a sanding block and 180 grit abrasive paper to clean up the edges.
Position the pieces and apply black sealant underneath and around the edges, making a design feature of the joints then finish the squares in contrasting stains.
TO BUILD THE BASE
Choose finger-jointed (FJ) pine for the shelf, rails, cleats, drawer sides and front and DAR pine for the legs, using butt joints with pocket hole joinery to make the table.
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