This checkerboard table is made from walnut and pine. It is recessed so the lip will keep the checkers from falling off the edge.
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Step 1: Walnut Frame
Started by framing the top with a dark walnut wood.
Step 2: Support Frame
Added some wood supports to hold the actual checkered panel.
Step 3: Checkerboard Top
This step was tricky and I apologize for not having more pictures of this step. I cut strips of pine and strips of walnut. Glued them together, edge to edge. Then cut across them and flipped to alternate the woods to form the checkered pattern.
Step 4: Checkered Assembly
The checkered assembly was placed inside the walnut frame.
Step 5: Legs
Added pine legs with walnut support cross pieces.
Step 6: Clearcoat
Applied clear coat to entire table, legs, etc.
Step 7: Finished Piece
The table made a beautiful piece for game room or country type den or cabin.