The Game Cube Table is an original design inspired by an idea from my wife. It was first shown at the 2013 Smithsonian Craft Show.
The creative design stems from a cube that can be lifted, turned, and placed back into the table to expose any of six faces. Three faces are game boards for chess, checkers, backgammon, and Scrabble. The remaining faces are an inlaid compass rose, a tumbling blocks pattern, and a field of maple burl. A drawer under the cube holds all game pieces, and springs open with a gentle push.
This piece is sized to function as an end table. It can reside next to your favorite chair, its glass top waiting to hold your drink with no fear of leaving a ring on a wood surface. Whenever it’s time for a round of your favorite game, this table is ready to go.