Outdoor Cribbage Table

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Project by Matt Franck posted 01-24-2010 08:54 PM 9875 views 10 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Father-in-Law made this cribbage board top for me over 10 years ago. We use it outdoors and it got fairly beaten up along the way. I removed the legs, which were plate screwed to bottom and refinished the top. I made the legs from rough-milled cypress. It was my first time working with cypress (I’m new to Florida). It is a nice wood to work. The only issue I had was some tearing when I chamfered the through tenons. The legs are now tenoned (1 1/2” cube) into the top.

Now I have a nice place to set my beer while sitting by the pool. Next step is to makes some turned pegs, for which I’ll need your lathe Betterman.

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#1 posted 01-24-2010 09:16 PM

nice cribbage board, I love cribbage, the legs make a nice addition. Unkwood

-- Carl

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#2 posted 01-24-2010 09:36 PM

Very nice idea! A friend of mine asked me to replace a damaged peg for his cribbage baord several years ago. The peg was 1 1/2 inches long. He said the board was very large. The idea of a large cribbage board has interested me since then. This takes it up another level. I might need to build one!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 01-24-2010 10:38 PM

I love it even if your smashed you can find your peg and you dont need to find space on the table for the board
The table is also a beautiful addition to any outdoor seating well done

-- of all the things Ive lost in life i miss my mind the most

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#4 posted 01-24-2010 11:04 PM

The table looks great! You just have to pick out the wood for the pegs and we’ll get to work.

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#5 posted 01-25-2010 01:19 AM

That would be a great addition to any patio. Nicely done.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#6 posted 01-25-2010 06:37 PM

Cool, do the holes go all the way through? In case it gets rained on the water will not sit in the wood.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#7 posted 01-25-2010 07:16 PM

Rex, when I refinished the table, I also drilled through peg holes to allow water to drain. I tried to get the spar varnish in the holes as well. However, I could not bring myself to q-tip the 140 or so holes.

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#8 posted 01-26-2010 05:19 AM

My grandfather made several cribbage boards similar to your design, although they all stayed indoors, they make great side tables. The big design is awesome.

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#9 posted 01-26-2010 05:22 AM

neat cribage board table.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#10 posted 01-27-2010 01:41 AM

awesome idea. now you need some giant cards :)

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