2 Player Chinese Checkers Game Box

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Project by JSB posted 06-01-2014 10:15 PM 1407 views 10 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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:

-- Jay -

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#1 posted 06-01-2014 10:54 PM

Jay , Great work! I always enjoy seeing your projects and videos!!


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#2 posted 06-02-2014 12:15 AM

Nice work.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 06-02-2014 02:01 AM

Jay thats pretty cool. I don’t think I’ve seen a 2 player version before. I’ve gotten a number of request for Chinese Checkers but have always figured it too large.
Thanks for sharing.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#4 posted 06-02-2014 10:35 AM

Purdee ingenious Jay. I like the simplicity of it with the golf tees. It’s a very nice looking game and box.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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