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Project by Jamie McDonald posted 11-25-2015 02:13 PM 2529 views 17 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In 2011 I got big into playing darts at home for entertainment and then I joined a local league. I really wanted to make a nice unique dart cabinet for myself, but having just started a business I didn’t have time to make it myself…so I commissioned my best friend Brian Barnes, who planted the woodworking passion seed in my heart. When I finally got time to do some woodworking, I made a wall mounted console I could put my beer on while playing darts…here is the LJ link to that also http://lumberjocks.com/projects/63011.

We all know the old saying when you have time you don’t have money….when you have money you don’t have time. I’m trying to get to a point where everything in my home has been made by myself or collected from someone whose work I appreciate!

I purchased the Wenge and Sapele and gave Brian a few specifics that were important to me. 1. The doors needed to open and fold flat against the wall. 2. I needed storage to put at least 4 sets of darts. 3. I needed to be able to mount a light in the top to help remove shadows from the playing surface. 4. I wanted storage underneath that could fold out into a table top to use as a work surface for changing out parts that also would prevent parts rolling off. 5. It needed to be made of Wenge and Sapele. I would say Brian nailed it! Thanks bud!

Brian used all good and creative joinery styles… The design is totally his own. He also did a really good job with making the grain flow in all the right places. The case is box joints and panels are lap joints. Damn he’s good!

-- "The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes - ah, that is where the art resides!" --Artur Schnabel





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WoodNSawdust

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#1 posted 11-25-2015 02:48 PM

Brian did a good job and created a very nice dart cabinet for you.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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toddbeaulieu

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#2 posted 11-25-2015 03:17 PM

That’s a great setup. I like the dart storage and the drop-down cubby.

Very nice.

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aussiedave

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#3 posted 11-25-2015 03:54 PM

Very nice dart cabinet, Brian did a great job in making it. I can see many hours of enjoyment coming up there.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#4 posted 11-25-2015 04:08 PM

Beautiful work – enjoy it!

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#5 posted 11-25-2015 04:42 PM

Totally awesome dart board cabinet.

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NDVermin

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#6 posted 11-26-2015 03:22 AM

Beautiful Job – Thanks for sharing

-- Scott - https://www.facebook.com/CustomHistoricalDisplays/ and www.customhistoricaldisplays.com

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oldnovice

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#7 posted 11-26-2015 04:06 AM

Pretending to be a good dart thrower and always wanting to build a dart board board cabinet, I like really this one!
I am adding this to my favorites.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#8 posted 11-26-2015 04:35 AM

Keep Brian as your friend… :)
Nice job !

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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