This set was built as a chess and gaming table. I used local black walnut for the rich dark colour and strong grain. The top is inlaid with a board made of maple and rosewood for the play surface. Notice the graceful cabriole legs on each piece changing curves for their scale with turned pad feet. The finish is traditional oil, pore filled with shellac top coat. The top has an additional thin coat of modern urathane to make it water and alcohol resistant.