|Project by AngieO||posted 06-16-2016 03:32 PM||1093 views||6 times favorited||20 comments|
After building the metal brake for my friends I had some scrap material left over. I had seen a tic tac toe game like this before and I thought this 4×4 material left over would be perfect for it.
I squared the boards up. Cut them into squares and then took it to my router table and rounded over the edges with a 1/8’ roundover bit.
I had these pink 1x boards that were given to me by a friend. They were kind of rough but I thought that they could work.
After planing them down and squaring them up on the table saw I had some nice boards to work with.
I had a pic of what I wanted but no measurements. So I laid out my material and figured out what size the box would be. I came up with what I thought would work and set the blocks in with spacers to test the size.
Came out pretty good. After building the sides I added a scrap of plywood from my other build and attached it to the bottom.
I then grabbed my things and headed inside to paint them. I’ve enjoyed using chalk paint on some of my projects. It’s so easy to use and dries super fast.
After painting everything I realized I didn’t like the dark gray on the bottom. This is what I love about chalk paint. I just dry brushed a lighter shade of gray over it and got the look I wanted.
I then used my Cricut to make a template of the X’s and O’x and painted them on as well. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. And my kids have actually enjoyed playing it.
And… it was all out of scraps and free material. Cost: $0