This Chess Table is made of Honduran Mahogany with a playing field in Maple and Wenge. The table legs are based upon a French Provincial design I saw many years ago. The gentle arch of the apron and the semi- rounded top give it a more contemporary feel. A game table such as this fits well in a great room/family room or I can custom size it to go in a den or game room. It has a hand rubbed finish that is oil which helps bring out the beauty of the wood, and also gives it a smooth silky feel.
Made in Gore, VA
By Vb Woodworks
All of our products are handmade
by expert makers.
Beautiful work. I love the bench.
Let's get one thing out of the way - the table is beautiful. You hope it will turn out that way, but when you base a decision on a small picture of something that is kind of like what you want (but what you want is something very different) in the beginning all you have is hope. That's how it started with me.
I saw a picture of a chess table that Darrin had made. It looked nice, but I needed something larger and with the board portion made of different materials. Before I really knew about his craftsmanship I already felt comfortable with the decision to go with Darrin because he listened. It wasn't how he had made a chess table before, but it was what I wanted. With photo updates along the way Darrin could show me that my choice worked (and that he might use these materials again for other clients). The table was packed in a way that it could have made it unscathed if it was drop shipped to a war zone.
When I got the table the only surprise was how cool the table really was. It's everything I wanted. I'm very pleased that I worked with Darrin on this. He did a fantastic job.