Walpole Manor Gaming Chess Table
Great value for the money
I got this for my husband for Christmas. It was easy to assemble and is pretty sturdy. It looks nice in our foyer; similar to some tables that cost two or three times as much.
January 15, 2015
Beautiful little table
It took EIGHT months to receive this table after I ordered it. When it eventually showed up the box rattled with the screws and washers being loose inside. Fortunately all the screws were found, but I had to come up with additional washers to assemble the table. The cornrer of the table is banged-up but OK. Last TOSCANO order I'll ever make.
September 7, 2014
Ok for the price
I have been looking for a chess table for some time. The options I saw were all very cheap or very expensive. This was a mid-range table and it is good for the price. The pros: the table is solid and well styled. It looks good in a living room. The styling of the legs is particularly elegant. The cons: one little design flaw is that the dark brown squares are the exact same color as the dark color of the tabletop-- the piece would look a little richer if there were a boarder around the table to separate the dark edge squares of the chess board from the table top. The other con is that the drawer bottom is really flimsy thin wood and the plastic drawer stop is visible beneath the front of the drawer. The manufacturer seems to have cheaped out a bit on the drawer. I reinforced mine by adding another piece of wood under the drawer. Also, the table is made in China and quality control on my table was spotty. It had a few screw holes barely visible on the inside of the drawer frame where someone had tried, and failed, three times to attach the drawer stop. I had to get one of those stain colored markers to fix the spots where the raw wood was exposed. Not a huge deal but not something one should have to do. I was offered an exchange but was told that due to back orders I would not get the replacement table for three months so I declined. One last important comment: the board is positioned on the table so that the players sit on the sides of the table with the drawer in front. That makes perfect sense if you position this between two chairs. Many of the fancier tables are set up so that the drawer is in front of one player when you are playing. That would not really work in my living room and is one of the biggest reasons I bought this table. Overall, it's a good purchase given the price.
January 5, 2014