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Project by Gibsonman posted 11-17-2014 02:50 PM 1049 views 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.





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Grant Davis

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#1 posted 11-17-2014 03:49 PM

Nice idea and execution

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#2 posted 11-17-2014 06:59 PM

Nice game, extraordinary set! I like this red-black combination.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 11-18-2014 06:27 AM

Very nice…why couln’t you have posted this a week ago :) I am in the process of making one as a Christmas present too, but I wish I would have thought of the drawer idea. I might have to retrofit one.

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#4 posted 11-18-2014 02:11 PM

JeremyT21
It took me a while to come up with the design i wanted for this. I had the board finished a while ago but had to think on the sides and drawer for a while. Good luck with your board.

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#5 posted 11-23-2014 05:42 PM

Turned out great man!

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Gibsonman

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#6 posted 11-26-2014 01:54 AM

Thanks Steve.

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