|Project by Jamie McDonald||posted 11-25-2015 02:13 PM||1734 views||15 times favorited||8 comments|
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!
-- Jamie McDonald, Buford GA