|Project by TomFran||posted 08-08-2007 03:40 AM||5566 views||0 times favorited||26 comments|
This is a game board which almost got thrown out. The sides broke, and I had just the panel sitting in my shop for several years. This thing is probably over 40-50 years old. One day my son told me he wanted to make some sides for it and put it back in service, since we had a lot of fun with it over the years. It was given to us by a man who was almost 90 years old, and we’ve had it for about 15 years.
Anyway, my son and I went to the lumberyard and bought some black walnut for the sides and MDF for a stable base (the original had no base), and we put a lazy susan unit on the bottom to make it easier to play the game. I actually assisted my son on this project, so he gets the credit for the entire design and completion of the project. He has shown himself to have some great woodworking ability.
We originally finished it with Watco Danish Oil, but were not satisfied with the dull look, and so we ended up applying (3) coats of Waterlox Original and were happy with the result.
-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28