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Handmade Games Table
Handmade Games Table of fantastic quality


Handmade Bespoke Gaming Table Handmade Gaming Table - view shows some of the sixteen different types of timber used in its construction Close up showing drawer and table top support detail The whorled timber is Oyster Cut Laburnum

Created as a focal piece for admiration and conversation, this practical handmade Games Table has been created from no less than than 16 different timbers.

The top has been inlaid for chess and backgammon, the chess board is created from Satinwood and Rosewood framed in stringing of Boxwood and Ebony, and banded in striking green and red dyed Lime.The backgammon board is inlaid in Macassa Ebony, Satinwood, Burr Walnut and Mahogany, strung in Ebony and Boxwood and banded in dyed Lime.

The reverse of this centre section has a blind tooled leather writing surface banded in Tiger Brown Oak, the table top is decorated with oysters of Laburnum cut directly from the log into quarter inch slices; each piece is then book-matched to another and laid in pairs in the traditional manner. The oysters are banded with Tiger Brown Oak, and the edge of the top is chamfered and moulded also in Brown Oak.

The hand-made top is supported by eight turned Beechwood and ebonised balls which in turn are fitted to a pair of boxed drawers, the body of each drawer has an inlaid panel of matching red and green dyed Lime framed in a Satinwood, Boxwood and Ebony stringing and cross-banded in Walnut.
The internal sides of the kneehole are proportionally matched to the top, its internal sides are decorated with a panel of quilted Maple strung in Kingswood, Boxwood and Ebony, and cross-banded in Walnut. The drawer itself is created from solid quarter-cut oak with the drawer front being Mahogany and decorated with a pair of Olivewood oysters, strung in Tulipwood, Ebony and Boxwood and cross-banded in quilted Maple.

Each hand-made drawer is dovetailed with a traditional centre dovetail flanked by out splayed dovetails. The drawer front is fitted with polished chrome and leather handles. The opposite side of the table is fitted with faux drawers equally decorated.

The whole piece is supported by Mahogany turned and ebonised legs terminating in delicate turned ball feet. The piece once completed had all of the individual timbers skimmed in with pale shellac and traditionally French polished with lemon shellac burnished with an oil and beeswax composition creating a subtle depth of sheen.

Here are a few further examples of Wheathills' handmade bespoke Fine English Furniture:
Traditional Coffee Table
Display Cabinet
Handmade Designer Sideboard
Radiator Cabinets
Pair Of Wine Cabinets
Contemporary Table
Handmade Contemporary Coffee Table
Marquetry Memory Boxes
Table From 15th Century Oak

To further your interest in our Handmade Furniture services please email us or ring us on Derby (01332) 824819 , also you are very welcome to visit us in our restored 18th Century Derbyshire premises at Wheathills Farm, Brun Lane, Derby, DE22 4LY - please see our Contact Page for a map.


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