Meranti Dart Board Cabinet

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Project by Art posted 09-06-2009 09:09 AM 5745 views 4 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, A lion leaves its skin when it dies....

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#1 posted 09-06-2009 09:24 AM

Nicely done! :D

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

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#2 posted 09-06-2009 11:57 AM

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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#3 posted 09-06-2009 01:18 PM

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 ~

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#4 posted 09-06-2009 03:07 PM

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.

-- Eric, central Florida

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#5 posted 09-06-2009 03:28 PM

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

-- John @

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#6 posted 09-06-2009 05:05 PM

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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#7 posted 09-06-2009 05:26 PM

Well Done Art
Looks really good,

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 09-06-2009 06:04 PM

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 ?



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#9 posted 09-06-2009 06:28 PM

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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#10 posted 09-06-2009 06:42 PM

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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#11 posted 09-07-2009 05:23 PM

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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