Doubledrawer Chessboard

This project proves that some toys simply aren't for kids. With its walnut case, delicate moldings and brass hardware, this chessboard project will be the perfect complement to your cherished chess set. Our design features a pair of drawers for storing chess pieces during and after a game, and the walnut-and-maple checkered top is easier to build than you might think.

Vital Statistics: Double-drawer Chessboard

TYPE: Chessboard

OVERALL SIZE: 16W by 16D by 33MH

MATERIAL: Walnut, maple, walnut and maple veneers

JOINERY: Dado, rabbet and butt Joints

CONSTRUCTION DETAILS:

■ Playing surface 1$ composed of selfstick veneer squares on an MDF panel, to minimize wood movement

■ Top and bottom pieces attach to front, back and sides with biscuits

■ Drawer faces are cut from front and back pieces so the grain will match when the drawers are closed

FINISH: Satin priyurethane

Building time

Tools youfH use ft

PREPARING STOCK

■ Table saw

4 hours

■ Scroll saw

LAYOUT

■ Miter saw (optional)

3-4 hours

■ Biscuit joiner

CUTTING PARTS

■ Drill/driver

6 hours

■ Clamps

ASSEMBLY

- Router table with Vi-ln. bead bit

4-6 hours

■ J-roller (or rolling pin)

FINISHING

2 hours

19-22 hours

□ (1) '/2 x 4 In. x 4 ft. maple n (1) Vz x 2 ft. x 4 ft. MDF

□ (I) ]/40 x 2 ft. x Z ft. walnut self-stick veneer n (1) ]teo x 2 ft. x 2 ft, maple self-stick veneer IZ (2) 1/2-in.-dia. brass knobs

□ Finishing materials

V2" dia. brass knobs, typ.

Double-drawer Chessboard

45° mttered corners, typ.

Interlocking dado & rabbet drawer joints

V2" dia. brass knobs, typ.

Double-drawer Chessboard Cutting List

Part

No.

Size

Material

Part

No.

Size

Material

A. Sides

2

Yl x 3% x 15 in.

Walnut

G.

Molding

4

Yl x 3/4 x 16 in.

Walnut

B. Front & back

2

Vè x x 15 in.

Hi

Drawer guides

2

1 x \ Yi x 14 in.

Scrap

C. Drawer faces

2

Yi x 2346 X llUfte in.

1.

Drawer sides

4

V5xmx7 in.

Maple

D. Top & bottom

2

VS x 14 x 14 in.

MDF

J-

Drawer fronts

4

V2 X 17/8 x 117/16 in.

M

E. Light squares

32

V4G x 1% x in.

Maple veneer

& backs

F. Dark squares

32

V40 x x l3/4 in.

Walnut veneer

K.

Drawer lxjttoms2

1/4 x 6VS x ID/16 in.

Birch plywood

33/4"

33/4"

FRONT VIEW

TOP VIEW DRAWERS

23/16

23/16

V4"

Vie"

DETAIL: BEAD MOLDING (ENLARGED)

Va"

SIDE VIEW DRAWERS

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Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

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