I was still thinking about what table I wanted to use, so went into the dreaded workroom to see what else I had.
I found it! And a very fast tutorial for you.
A round black lacquered table is just the thing and it fits better than any of the others.
It is one that I made when I was working on another project and, like this one, I changed my mind on what to use....I seem to do that a lot.
Anyway, it's so simple. The bottom is a black wooden lacquered chess piece with the top cut off horizontally. Then I decided how big I wanted the top and cut out a circle from 3/32 bass wood. I painted it black and put a coat of gloss varnish on it to match the base and glued it on. That's it.
With smaller chess pieces, you can make various other side tables and stools. All you have to do is find the chess set in a thrift shop, like I did.