|Project by JSB||posted 06-01-2014 10:15 PM||852 views||9 times favorited||4 comments|
I made this 2 player Chinese checker game box out of a junk headboard and a junk mattress. The bottom is a matching floating panel. The top slides out to store the pieces. I used golf tees for the pieces as they are a lot easier to find than matching sets of colored marbles. To reinforce the miters I cut three splines per miter. I’m not sure what species the body of this is but I used dark green poplar for the splines. I think this would do pretty well at craft sales and it’s really easy to make and doesn’t take much wood. You can make the entire project out of a 48” piece of 1×8.
Here’s a video showing the build:
Free plans with a drilling template for those interested: