|Project by Zac||posted 02-14-2009 11:41 PM||3187 views||7 times favorited||8 comments|
This is a Chinese Checkers Board I built from a project plan in WOOD magazine. This game board is going to be donated to a silent auction to benefit school programs.
The top is just 1/2” Birch ply – sealed with shellac. The triangles are first taped off – then spray painted. I put a few lights coats of poly on to protect the paint for chipping.
The frame is made from Cedar. I really liked the pink and cream color it gave – though, I’d probably never make another game board from cedar again. The wood is very soft and seems like it may knick and dent easily…. probably not a good thing for chidlren. I did poly over the outside of the frame – but left the marble tray and the underside of the board exposed as to allow for some of the Cedar scent.
The pull on the drawer front is just a little piece of Walnut that worked over with the router and a cove bit.
The dimensions are close to 21” x 21”
-- "Start with ten.....end with ten"