Build the game table yourself: Chess table building instructions

A game table in a checkerboard pattern is practical and decorative. Not only do you have the chess board ready to play, you can also use this unique table as a storage surface. This game table is a real eye-catcher and very easy to copy.

At the bottom of the page you will find a detailed blueprint for the chess table.

Build the game table yourself: Chess table building instructions: yourself

Build the game table yourself: Chess table building instructions: chess

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material list

Pos.usematerialpiecelengthwidththickness
1.pagesAhor 3-layer247350027
2.plateAhor 3-layer150850827
3.cross boardAhor 3-layer14469021
4.Drawer panelAhor 3-layer14449021
5.Insert plate white aperturemDF140040012
6.Frosted glass plateGlass14004008
7.drawermaple143044068
8.scrollbarsmaple2430178

Build the game table yourself: Chess table building instructions: chess


1.Control of all dimensions, identifying the items with the carpenter triangle

Build the game table yourself: Chess table building instructions: yourself


2. Transfer the cut-out dimensions to the underside of the plate and to the outer edge

Build the game table yourself: Chess table building instructions: chess


3. Set the check stop on the guide rail

Build the game table yourself: Chess table building instructions: yourself


4. Adjust the stop tab on the stop rail and cut out the playing field with four plunge cuts (TS 55)

Build the game table yourself: Chess table building instructions: chess


5. Cutting the corners with the jigsaw (PS 300) and a conically ground saw blade (S75 / 2,5)

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6. Sand the inner edge of the cutout with the delta sander (DS 400) and sandpaper grit P 120

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7. Setting the drilling depth with the help of a drilling depth limiter

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8. Drill (C 12) the dowel holes in the upper narrow sides of the sides, glue the dowels

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9. Drill the dowel holes (dowel template) into the short edges of the crossboard

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10. Mark the middle line on the underside of the board and set the dowel template

Build the game table yourself: Chess table building instructions: chess


11. Clamp the side boards and the plate on top of each other and drill dowel holes into the plate with the help of the dowel template

Build the game table yourself: Chess table building instructions: chess


12. Clamp the side board under the side, insert the dowel and drill dowel holes in the sides

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13. Install cutter (r = 3mm) in the router (OF 1010) and mount the table widening

Build the game table yourself: Chess table building instructions: chess


14. Clamp plate and sides upright on the MFT and round corners; then clamp flat and round edges

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15. Grind the profiles with the sanding block, then smooth the surfaces with the grinder (RO 125); final touch with grit P 180

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16. Glue dowels into the transverse boards; Specify glue in the dowel holes and on the upper sides

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17. Assemble all parts and clamp with clamps

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18. Then check the right angles and correct them if necessary by moving the clamps; remove the protruding glue with a chisel and a damp cloth.

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19. Sawing the drawer panel; Break the corners with a sanding block, round and sand the edges with the router; Grind surfaces

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20. Drilling the guide rails with the countersink with depth stop

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21. When the glue is dry, unfasten the table frame, mark the positions of the guide rails and tighten

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22. Sanding off last water marks and scratches with the grinder (DS 400), grade P180

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23. Treat surface with oil, wax, or varnish

Build the game table yourself: Chess table building instructions: yourself


24. Insert the drawer, fix the panel with clamp, align and tighten the plan

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