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Craig Thibodeau - Fine Furniture and Woodworking

Craig Thibodeau
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Fine Wood Furniture by Craig Thibodeau

Art Deco Chess Table
24" square by 34" high
Walnut, Walnut Burl, Holly, Ebony, and Maple

This is the second version of my original Art Deco inspired Chess Table, this one in Walnut and Holly with a playing surface of Walnut Burl and Holly. There is one drawer for chess piece storage in Maple lined with dark brown velvet. The finish is semi-gloss Lacquer and the top has been rubbed to a nice sheen.

You can see in the photo the delicate proportions of this chess table and how the overall shapes are refined and minimal. These features are present in the original table design as well but the look is quite different when seen in a more subtle wood like Walnut and with less inlay when compared to the more dramatic Macassar Ebony of the first table.

Photographs by: Craig Carlson
Please contact the artist for more information.


Craig Thibodeau    San Diego, CA, USA
Craig ThibodeauContact
Phone 619-981-4508
Address: CT Fine Furniture
2310 Kettner Blvd, Suite C
San Diego, CA 92101

Artist Biography

As a furniture maker my work evolves by blending the practical and artistic needs of my clients with my desire to create individual objects with intensity and feeling. I often incorporate imagery in the form of flowers, leaves and animals into select pieces of my furniture, designing subtle floral ornamentations to enhance my furniture with classical marquetry.
My marquetry furniture combines the structural geometry of a man made object with the asymmetry of nature represented in flower and leaf patterns and motifs. The addition of decorative marquetry is a doorway into unique and exiting visual forms and more expressive freedom. In this way I attempt to fill the basic need of a functional object with creative detailed work far exceeding expectations.
In recent years my furniture has won numerous Best of Show and 1st Place Awards in regional and national exhibitions including Best of Show at the 2007 International Design In Wood Exhibition and Best of Show at the 2007 and 2009 Artistry In Wood Exhibitions at the Sonoma County Museum of Art.
Artist profiles and images of my work may be found in magazines and books including; Fine Woodworking, Romantic Homes, San Diego Home and Garden, Lark Books, Crafts Report, Woman’s Day and many others.



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