|Project by Gibsonman||posted 11-17-2014 02:50 PM||1020 views||6 times favorited||6 comments|
Well this is one of the many Christmas presents i have been working on. I finally got this one done. My grandma is a big game player so i figured i would build her a special checkerboard set. I try to use cherry and red oak in my first attempt but the contrast wasn’t enough. I ended up using walnut and poplar which worked really well. I decided to make the board the same way i make end grain cutting boards. I wanted to have some storage for the checkers so i put the sides on the board so i could put the drawer under it. I’m really happy with the way the drawer came out. It was my first attempt at making simple wood slides and i got the fit pretty well. I’m not real happy with the finish on the top because i tried sanding the poly after a few coats and it left a splotchy sheen that i couldn’t get right again. Thanks for looking.