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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Off With Their Heads!!!

I won't go into a lot of detail.  I have done stools and a table before. 

This time, I decided to make it easy on myself... Not sooo easy... I had a terrible time getting the tops off of the chess pieces.

It just happened that I bought some at Goodwill about a month or so ago.

The first photo is of the table pieces.  I did it with the king.  It so happens that the king had a turning, just at 2 1/2 inches.  That saved me having to mark it off... I just started sawing.  And sawing.  And sawing....

I cut two circles of illustration board for the top.  One was just slightly smaller than the other.  They were both covered with suede leather and the edges rounded to the back.

The two pieces were sandwiched together with the smaller of the two going on the bottom.

For the stools, I used the bishops to do them.  They had their cut at 1 1/2 inches.  A good height for seating. I think that whomever made the set had minis in mind... Maybe...

The stools were made with circles the same size as the base and covered with two thicknesses of batting, then suede.

I put some trim to match around the edges of all of the pieces and around the bottom. 

As soon as I finished I had Tessie and Zar try them... They approved.  Probably because I furnished cookies.  I have no idea what they were drinking.  It came in that strange pink jug on the table. And they shared it all with Spike... Only because he threatened them with big bites out of their ankles. 

Anyway, all are happy and I can now go on to something else... The kitchen calls.

See you tomorrow.


Elizabeth S said...

A very good use for old chess pieces Casey and I would say that they are a "Checkmate" with both Zar and Tessie

Lucille said...

Hi Casey! Love how you made the stools and the terrible three seem to like them. Smart of Spike to threaten to bite their ankles. He got his lemonade! Clever dog!

Lené said...

Your previous chess piece recycling inspired me to keep an eye out for them and I actually found some wooden ones at a charity shop a few months ago. They are getting more scarce with most being made of plastic since the 1980's.

Fabiola said...

Great idea! The set look amazing.