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xx   TABLE

Photo shows how to make a chess or checkerboard top game table from a foot locker and upholstery vinyl. Est. cost: $27.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1974 (v.52#7) pg. 25

Photo shows how to make an attractive glass topped game table. Uses plywood for the basic frame. Decorated with half-round molding. Est. cost: $65.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1976 (v.54#7) pg. 88

Great game table is 36" square and stands 30" high. One large drawer opens from either end of the table. Estimated cost: $52.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1981 (v.59#7) pg. 77, 124

Expandable table. Game table has hinged triangles atop that flip out and rest on swing-out supports to double the surface area when you need a large dining table or work-top. Built from plywood. Est. cost: $99.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1982 (v.60#7) pg. 39, 60

Large 40"x40" game table is built from plywood. Slots in the apron accept slide-in trays for snacks or score-keeping.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1984 (v.62#10) pg. 134

Flip-top table features hidden storage for cards and games. The 17"x34" top opens up to 34"x34". Est. cost: $80.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1985 (v.63#3) pg. 106, 162

Outdoor game table is built from ceramic tiles and cedar. The table rotates on a Lazy Susan bearing.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Oct 2001 (v.25#1) pg. 41

Distinctive game table in oak and brass. 25" square table with a glass top. A standard 19"x19" game board fits under the beveled glass.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Aug 1983 (v.6#11) pg. 26

A stately tradition. A maple game table features an alternating maple and walnut square inlaid checkboard in the 35"x35" top. Rounded corners have 1"-deep holes to hold glasses. There is an 11"-wide drawer in the apron on one side. The legs are turned.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Feb 1992 (v.15#5) pg. 38

How to stain and finish bare wood furniture. Includes information on how to draw a backgammon board on a table, apply colored stains to the various parts of the board, and then protect the drawing.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Sep 1982 (v.13#7) pg. 24

Coffee-table height game table with hinged compartment at each end for checkers and chess equipment.
FAMILY CIRCLE Nov 1 1979 (v.92#15) pg. 92, 142

Build a sturdy combination coffee table/game table. Top is divided into 2 panels that slide into storage slots to reveal a reversable game board (backgammon and chess/checkers) and partitioned boxes for game pieces.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #205 Jan 1980 (v.30#1) pg. 70

Sturdy game table with a 42"x42" top features a collapsible base for storage. Built from one sheet of 3/4" plywood.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #305 Feb 1990 (v.40#2) pg. 84

Chess table features a chess board made of ivory and ebony, set into a table made of rosewood. How the individual chess squares were fabricated is illustrated.
FINE WOODWORKING #8 Fall 1977 pg. 63
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #9 Winter 1977 pg. 4

Backgammon table features a playing surface of pear wood and walnut. A thickness planer and scarfing jig are used to make 12 identical game boards at once. The basic table is made of cherry.
FINE WOODWORKING #8 Fall 1977 pg. 63

Game table with removable legs. The top is a 32"x32"x4" box with lots of interior storage for game supplies. Top is covered with black felt and includes a reversible checkerboard. The ladder-like legs are made from dowels.
HOME MECHANIX #727 Nov 1988 (v.84) pg. 50

Four-way oak "card table" folds to store. The top removes to reveal a backgammon board. The underside of the removable top features an inlaid checker board.
HOMEOWNER Jan-Feb 1984 (v.9#1) pg. 55

A 20" high chess table is built from red and white translucent Plexiglas.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #534 Nov 1972 (v.68) pg. 130

Easy-to-build chess table. Tilt-top table with an inlaid chess board is styled after a tilt-top candlestand. Made of walnut and maple.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #568 Sep 1975 (v.71) pg. 54

Game table features a top which opens up revealing a large storage area for games. Table sets on a single cast-iron pedestal.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1967 (v.127#6) pg. 149

Circular game table includes recesses for poker chips and glasses and a felt-covered top.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1969 (v.132#2) pg. 148

Parson's style bridge table is built of plywood covered with plastic laminate.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1972 (v.137#6) pg. 150

Four simple and inexpensive recreation room tables built of plywood.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1972 (v.138#3) pg. 84

Build this flip-top table for chess and backgammon. Features a pivoting game board made from ready-made veneer attached to a piece of plywood. The table measures 25" square and stands 27" high.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1978 (v.150#4) pg. 65

Checkmate in style. Two good-looking playing boards you can make. (1) Chess table with the look of inlaid veneer. (2) Full-size portable board and storage case combination.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1981 (v.155#2) pg. 159

Elegant mahogany game table features a two-leaf fold-over top (offset top) that rotates a quarter turn when open so that both leaves are supported evenly on the fixed rectangular base. Overall dimensions: 30"x30"x29" tall. Top folds to 30"x15".
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1994 (v.171#2) pg. 47

Mahogany game table with brass trim is 32" square and 30" high. The center section of the top is 18" square and made from Corian (imitation marble). It lifts up to reveal a compartment storing other gameboards for Monopoly, Checkers, etc. Two drawers in the side of the table hold playing pieces, card decks, dice, etc.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1972 (v.200#1) pg. 90

Game table features a solid block chessboard made of light and dark colored squares, a roomy drawer for games, and leatherette panels which add to its elegant appearance. Dimensions: 30"x20"x28" tall.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Jul-Aug 1982 pg. 70

Cube-shaped game table with checkerboard top.
SUNSET Mar 1980 (v.164#3) pg. 124

Convertible coffee/game table changes height when the top is lifted and base is turned on its side.
WOMAN'S DAY Mar 11 1980 (v.43#7) pg. 108, 131

Photos illustrate a special game table executed for the silver anniversary of Queen Elizabeth. The table has separate game boards for 8 games, including Scrabble, Monopoly, cards, backgammon, chess, draughts, snakes & ladders, and ludo.
WOODWORKER #1012 Mar 1978 (v.82) pg. 112

A folding chess/game table.
WOODWORKER #1020 Nov 1978 (v.82) pg. 520

Details of several game tables with built-in chessboards from the Bristol (England) Woodworker Show.
WOODWORKER #1113 Aug 1986 (v.90#8) pg. 639

Tips on repairing a wooden chess table that has dried out and caused the squares to separate from the baseboard (ground).
WOODWORKER Jan 1987 (v.91#1) pg. 35

Turn table. Four leg occasional table features a top that opens up to reveal an inlaid checkerboard. The table top swivels 90-degrees to provide support for the larger top (530x760mm) (21"x30"). Overall dimensions (closed): 380x530x560mm tall (15"x21"x22").
WOODWORKER Jan 1989 (v.93#1) pg. 18

Coffee table (39"x20"x16" tall) features two smaller tables (19"x17"x12" tall) that store underneath and an inlaid-wood backgammon game board.
WOODWORKER Nov 1994 (v.98#11) pg. 57

Chess table. Circular table (30" diameter) supported on a single pedestal with 4 feet stands 30" tall. Inlayed chess board is 16" square.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1982 (v.6#5) pg. 32

Pivot-top game/coffee table. One side features a veneer checker/chess and backgammon board. The other side is plain ash veneer. Top measures 28"x52" and the table stands 18" tall.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1985 (v.9#4) pg. 41

Collapsible, eight-sided card table folds up like a suitcase, with chip and card rack and storage space for playing cards and chips.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1965 (v.21#4) pg. 24

Table with built-in lighted chess board. Used to display hand-carved chessmen or other works of art.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1966 (v.22#1) pg. 10

Ceramic tile game table for chess or checkers.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1970 (v.26#1) pg. 10

Classic-styled veneered game table has a checkerboard top and sunken, inlaid circles in each corner to hold drink glasses.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1972 (v.28#1) pg. 36

How to build a king-size block puzzle table. Pedestal table's top is a framework with large movable puzzle blocks for the surface. Top measures 9"x11".
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1977 (v.33#6) pg. 89

Game-board cabinet and assorted game boards you can make. Diagrams for 5 game boards are included (Friends, Fox & Geese, Marble trap, Nine puzzle, and Migration). Cabinet (14"x14"x18") has a drawer for playing pieces and slots to hold 6 game boards.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1978 (v.34#3) pg. 58

Game table has a pivoting top. Features a veneered backgammon board on one side and a chess/checker board on the other.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1979 (v.35#4) pg. 70

Contemporary furniture with a flair. Part 1. Coffee table features glass-sided display cases on each end and a built-in checker (chess) board which raises up to reveal a liquor storage compartment.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1981 (v.37#1) pg. 4

Octagon top poker table has folding legs for storage. Est. cost: $50.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1982 (v.38#6) pg. 26

Small game tables for cribbage and checkers have butcher block tops. Each table includes storage drawers for cards and/or playing pieces.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1982 (v.38#6) pg. 100

Combination game table (poker table) and dining table built from plywood is 48" diameter, and features a felt playing surface, chip wells and glass recesses.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1983 (v.39#5) pg. 50

Table with a built-in cribbage board has two storage drawers for the oversize (5") scoring pegs. Table top measures 11"x34" and stands 19" high.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1983 (v.39#6) pg. 116

Period style (classic traditional) coffee table conceals full-size chessboard. Two drawers store playing pieces.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1984 (v.40#1) pg. 4

Unique chess table is inlaid with thick veneer. Top measures 22" square. The edges of the top and the tapered legs are also decorated with inlaid wood. The table is 27" tall.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1984 (v.40#6) pg. 15