Coffee Table Cribbage

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Project by Festus56 posted 02-18-2017 09:57 PM 1197 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After making regular cribbage boards for years I decided to make a bigger one. Not the best pictures but this is the prototype, not real fancy but now have the templates to make more. Built from fir 2×6 lumber which is soft. Had a problem with tear out between the holes so inlayed walnut which worked much better. Finish is English Chestnut stain with poly. Used rifle brass for the pegs. Still subject to modification, may add a small drawer underneath for card and peg storage.

As always comments and questions welcomed and thanks for looking.

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- --

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#1 posted 02-18-2017 09:59 PM

That came out nice.

That’s one of my March projects.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 02-18-2017 10:27 PM

Yes sir drilling those holes would send me into fits.

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#3 posted 02-18-2017 10:38 PM

Looking for the 29!

Great work.

A cribbage board that is easy to see!

Very nice— Now you will have to get “old -guy” cards and add the holders for the “Jack” that has to accompany the game.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#4 posted 02-18-2017 10:45 PM

I like the concept Mark and it turned out well!

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#5 posted 02-18-2017 11:53 PM

What a great use for the table.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#6 posted 02-18-2017 11:58 PM


-- To realize our true destiny, we must be guided not by a myth from our past, but by a vision of our future

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#7 posted 02-19-2017 04:41 PM

looks good

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#8 posted 02-19-2017 08:13 PM

This is a nice cribbage table. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 02-20-2017 02:05 AM

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#10 posted 02-20-2017 02:47 AM

Thanks for all the comments. I appreciate them.

AJ I now have a template for the inlay as well as drilling the holes. Makes it easier.

ralbuck I have had one 28 point hand but never a 29. I can still hold the cards close enough to see the spots, I did consider putting drink holders at the end though. Maybe the next one.

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- --

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#11 posted 05-02-2017 12:17 AM

I can see a lot of good memories centered around this table, Mark. It looks great! Do the holes go all the way through? Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#12 posted 05-02-2017 01:59 AM

Candy the holes are about 3/8” deep is all. Since posting this I have added a small drawer underneath to hold 2 decks of cards and the shell casing pegs.

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- --

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