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Maple and Poplar Chess Board!


Silverbro
Silverbro
Silverbro
Silverbro

Well I wanted to make something for my girlfriend for her birthday. She has recently gained interest in chess and so I began the teaching. Lots of games ending in my favour. :) My biggest struggles occurred when I was attempting to laminate the tiles together. I didn't really realize how much my clamps would cause the board to bend after I walked away for the night. When I came back to the board the four corners had bent up quite a bit, but to solve that I just put a bit of weight on the bottom of the board and bent it back to flat. For the legs I used small rounds from a wood pile. She lives on an Island on the west coast of Canada, so I wanted it to have a cool forrest look to it.

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  • What a great gift idea! Definitely nailed the forest look.
    By RYOBI Nation, on September 8, 2017
    • Thanks!
      By Silverbro, on September 10, 2017

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Maple and Poplar Chess Board!

by Silverbro
Sep 06, 2017
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Well I wanted to make something for my girlfriend for her birthday. She has recently gained interest in chess and so I began the teaching. Lots of games ending in my favour. :) My biggest struggles occurred when I was attempting to laminate the tiles together. I didn't really realize how much my clamps would cause the board to bend after I walked away for the night. When I came back to the board the four corners had bent up quite a bit, but to solve that I just put a bit of weight on the bottom of the board and bent it back to flat. For the legs I used small rounds from a wood pile. She lives on an Island on the west coast of Canada, so I wanted it to have a cool forrest look to it.