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Meranti Dart Board Cabinet

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Project by Art posted 1682 days ago 4040 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this dart board cabinet from meranti. The simple frieze at the top is my first attempt at carving anything. Meranti is easy to machine and carve so a good choice for this type of project.

-- Arthur T., Pringle Braai Furniture, South Africa, atrfrmusa@yahoo.co.uk. A lion leaves its skin when it dies....





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WoodSpanker

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#1 posted 1682 days ago

Nicely done! :D

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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Bob A in NJ

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#2 posted 1682 days ago

Simple and attractive design. Good job on the construction The relief carving came out great. Nice work. Is this wood from the mahagany family?

-- Bob A in NJ

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dustynewt

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#3 posted 1682 days ago

Tight job, Art. Good opportunity for a “hidden” compartment in the top.

I haven’t seen (or heard of) meranti before. It’s not commercially available in my area. I just googled it and found that it comes from Asia and is akin to the magnolia. I am always interested in new materials. How does it stain? Does it tend to blotch?

-- Peace in Wood ~ http://www.etsy.com/shop/DustyNewt

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Woodwrecker

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#4 posted 1682 days ago

Good Job Art.
The fit and finish is very nice!

I would be afraid to use the dart board and miss….
It would be full of little holes in no time!

That flourish near the top is cool too.

-- Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. Albert Einstein

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huff

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#5 posted 1682 days ago

Art, another beautiful project. Great job on your carving too. Always look forward to your next.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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kolwdwrkr

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#6 posted 1682 days ago

Looks great. I can guarentee you that the cabinet would have more holes then the dart board if I played. LOL. Thanks for sharing.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 1682 days ago

Well Done Art
Looks really good,

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Bricofleur

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#8 posted 1682 days ago

Yep, it would be full of small holes in no time here too. But I would call them ‘worm holes’ to give it more character and more value !!! (can’t remember who always look for worm holes !)

Nice work that inspires me a lot. I have a plain dart board on a basement wall.

No shelf for the Budweiser bottles ?

Best,

Serge

http://www.atelierdubricoleur.spaces.live.com

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webwood

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#9 posted 1682 days ago

very nice – i’ve been contimplating one of these for some time – but as others have stated – i’m afraid the wood would split from repeated misses – even the best shots put darts in the wall – love the carving as well art -beautiful work

-- -erik & christy-

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PatP

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#10 posted 1682 days ago

VERY NICE! I just finished one in oak but being a newbe it’s not quite as elaborate as yours.

-- Pat>>> A Man Don't Learn a Lesson Unless It Costs Him Blood or Money!!!!!

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wwnovice

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#11 posted 1681 days ago

Nicely done, Art. I like the carving, and the choice of wood. I’ve never used Meranti before, but now I’m thinking it might be worth checking out.

-- John

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