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Need Opinion on Chess Table


  • 16 months ago · Quote · #1

    naturalproduct

    Does anyone have or can make a + or - recommendation about this chess table?

    http://www.houseofstaunton.com/superior-traditional-chess-table-2-5-squares.html

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #2

    goldendog

    Lacks elbow and book room. It seems to be a recipe for some frustration.

    I'd rather have a simple, sound, well-sized table and just lay my board of choice atop it.

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #3

    MatchStickKing

    Looks nice, bit low - will you be able to get your knees under it for comfortable play?

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #4

    naturalproduct

    @ golden. I was worried about that. I just cant find ANYTHING of decent quality online (under 500$)! Drueke used to make a beautiful table, but not any more.

    @Match: I am worried about that too, lol. Im very tall (6'3")

    I'm so frustrated....am I just not searching right? I really need something, but I wont by particle board junk.

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #5

    alec840

    naturalproduct wrote:

    @ golden. I was worried about that. I just cant find ANYTHING of decent quality online (under 500$)! Drueke used to make a beautiful table, but not any more.

    I'm so frustrated....am I just not searching right? I really need something, but I wont by particle board junk.

     Have you had a look at the best chess tables site? 

    http://www.thebestchesstables.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=22&products_id=100

    Butler also makes great Chess tables:

    http://www.amazon.com/Butler-Specialty-0837011-MultiGame-Antique/dp/B001336ALG/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1363301009&sr=8-3&keywords=butler+chess+table

    http://www.amazon.com/Butler-Specialty-Table-Plantation-Cherry/dp/B00252HVLW/ref=pd_sim_sbs_etk_hg_fd__5

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #6

    CrimsonKnight7

    A really nice one is going to cost more than $500 in todays market, unless you luck out. You may be able to find one at an Estate sale, maybe even a flea market, arts and crafts store, or wood workers event. As far as searching online, make sure you get dimensions, and weight, and shipping costs, that could be more than the table itself.

    You could also check your local woodworkers, or someone you know that may know one that is really good, and see if they will custom make you one.

    Good luck.

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #7

    naturalproduct

    @ Alec: WOW. that's all I can say. I don't know how I missed this site...thank you.

    @Crimson: Seems that way $$. I live in an area close to where the Amish live. I could always try them. At this point I'm thinking maybe just a nice/plain solid oak table would work.....I think I would end up saving a lot (maybe the chess squares add significant cost due to novelty??)...Ethan Allen is also down the street, but their tables are at 7-800$+

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #8

    CrimsonKnight7

    The Amish are great at arts and crafts, I would definitely check them out. I don't know how they deal with outsiders, but maybe they could make you one even if they don't have one. Good luck.

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #9

    Moyuba

    didn't you only just buy a really nice board? i'm confused why you would shell out for a nice board then decide a table is what you want. my advice is make use of what you already have! find a normal table for your board to sit on.

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #10

    TetsuoShima

    naturalproduct wrote:

    Does anyone have or can make a + or - recommendation about this chess table?

    http://www.houseofstaunton.com/superior-traditional-chess-table-2-5-squares.html

    pretty cool table, i only would disagree on the color around the chessboard

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #11

    t_taylor

    There is a guy on chess.com that builds chess tables. here is the link for his forum topic: http://www.chess.com/forum/view/general/what-do-you-like-in-a-chess-table?page=3

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #12

    BorgQueen

    goldendog wrote:

    Lacks elbow and book room. It seems to be a recipe for some frustration.

    I'd rather have a simple, sound, well-sized table and just lay my board of choice atop it.

    Agreed with this.

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #13

    naturalproduct

    Moyuba wrote:

    didn't you only just buy a really nice board? i'm confused why you would shell out for a nice board then decide a table is what you want. my advice is make use of what you already have! find a normal table for your board to sit on.

    lol. As a gift, yes. You sounded eerily like my brother there. He would say the exact same thing to me... However, my wife and I have no room for it (sits on my computer desk). Playing is difficult, so a chess table would be nice. In addition, its just a nice piece of furniture that can be used as a table for other things as well.

    Mike

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #14

    naturalproduct

    I think I'm just opting for a nice solid oak/cherry table to put my set on top of. Thanks for input everyone.

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #15

    TetsuoShima

    naturalproduct wrote:
    Moyuba wrote:

    didn't you only just buy a really nice board? i'm confused why you would shell out for a nice board then decide a table is what you want. my advice is make use of what you already have! find a normal table for your board to sit on.

    lol. As a gift, yes. You sounded eerily like my brother there. He would say the exact same thing to me... However, my wife and I have no room for it (sits on my computer desk). Playing is difficult, so a chess table would be nice. In addition, its just a nice piece of furniture that can be used as a table for other things as well.

    Mike

    i have the same prob, a really cool board but no room.

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #16

    Moyuba

    how do you have room for a chess table but not even room for your board? makes no sense.

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #18

    N2UHC

    You don't have a dining room table or something to put a chess board on?

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #19

    TetsuoShima

    Reb wrote:

    http://www.thebestchesstables.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=22&products_id=36

    I have not seen anything as good as the tables at : thebestchesstables.com

    Its a nice one, but i would much rather have the house(??) and the swimming pool and live in Andalucia.

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #20

    TetsuoShima

    even the rug looks cool


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