Joshua and his grand dad, John, came into the Chess World shop to purchase some chess boards and pieces to go with chess tables John was building.

John, in his mid 70s, told me:  “I love making coffee tables.  But the great thing about my coffee tables is that they can also be utilised as chess tables.”

John doesn’t know how to play chess but does love woodwork.

Joshua, on the other hand, is a very keen chess player and told me:  “I really believe that my ability to play chess has helped me to now become a prominent lawyer.”

When I asked John  how he sells his tables he replied: “By word of mouth.  I have no business card and no website. People just see my tables and say ‘wow!’ where can I get one of those?”

Joshua and John were delightful.

Unfortunately, I don’t have a photo of John’s tables but the picture with this article is a table that can be bought from Chess World.  This is  a Pintoy Table.

One Response to “Joshua’s grand dad loves to make chess tables”

  1. January 28, 2015 at 1:12 am, Captain Fiji said:

    can you guys send me a production step any chess table…please I need it for a woodworking Project 2015