|Project by Kevin Depies||posted 08-02-2009 09:56 PM||2081 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
I love this game! I made these earlier this summer and they’ve been great to bring to parties, tailgating, and just playing in the backyard… basically they’re good fun while drinking beer. This is a 3’ long version that’s more portable than the official 4’ long versions. The legs swivel into the frame for storage. The finish is spray paint with a coat of poly over the top, which is actually way too slick so I need to rough them up a bit. You really have to loft the bags, otherwise they easily slide right off the back.
Its not my usual type of woodworking project, but I actually used it to try a Greene & Greene style finger joint, albeit completely hidden due to the paint. I want to make a Greene & Greene piece at some point, so I thought it would be good practice. Its basically just a large finger/box joint where one of the ends has one finger and the other has two. Then a countersunk screw goes through each finger into the adjoining piece and a plug is placed over it. If it were an actual piece of furniture I would have left the fingers and plugs sitting proud of the surface and pillowed them, but its just a game made of 2×4’s. I wish I would have taken a picture of the joint before painting over it. Oh well.
You can see the joint I am talking about on the corners of the base of this desk by Darrell Peart. If you’re not familiar already, Darrell Peart does some amazing work. I urge you to look through his whole website as he makes some really mind blowing adaptations of Greene & Greene designs.