On the cover of the November Lee Valley catalogue, there is a picture of a cabinet/table made by Bob Batos-Parac of Ottawa. The brief description says that the chess table was inspired by traditional motifs from Croatian furniture and that it is made from yatoba, walnut, and birch.
I find myself looking at the cover again and again. I have never seen a picture of a work of wood art that has impressed my as much as this one. I wonder if Bob carved the chess pieces as well.
If you have not seen the catalogue, it is really worth the effort to try and get yourself a copy. My attached photo does not really do the piece justice.