Hundreds of dollars, no way

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Project by hunter71 posted 03-10-2017 02:08 PM 1015 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We recently added an electronic dart board to our game room. A cabinet seemed necessary and with a “to do” list miles long I went to Google to find one. WOW, was I suprised to see $150 on the low end for a real wood cabinet, and prices going steadly up to nearly $500 for some, I stopped short of custome ones. So I set out to use up some scrap pine [walls are T&G pine] to make one. Guess it will work for us. under $5 in tensioned hinges and money to buy the necessary dart beverages.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#1 posted 03-10-2017 02:25 PM

5$ spent and now you have a cabinet that is worth hundreds, maybe that means more shop equipment that you can save more money with. As woodworkers we enjoy a double pleasure. Cabinet looks very nice, I have never heard of an electronic dart board, quess I live too far out in the bush.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#2 posted 03-10-2017 03:15 PM

That looks real nice!

Are you back in the U. S. of A, of is this an overseas game room?


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#3 posted 03-10-2017 03:31 PM

nice build

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#4 posted 03-10-2017 03:34 PM

Tell your wife that you want to spend the $145 you ‘saved’ on a new tool. She’ll understand.


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woodshaver (Tony)

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#5 posted 03-10-2017 03:35 PM

I wish I was there to give you a game! Nice work looks great… huge savings!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#6 posted 03-10-2017 03:45 PM

That is a nice dart cabinet. I need to build one and this inspires me. Good job!!

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

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#7 posted 03-10-2017 04:02 PM

This looks great and it’s done so nicely.

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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#8 posted 03-10-2017 05:18 PM

Thanks everyone. It was a quick fun build. My wife added the finish.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#9 posted 03-10-2017 05:38 PM

Very nice indeed!

-- just rjR

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#10 posted 03-10-2017 08:07 PM

That’s a very lovely cabinet, Doug. But, what if someone who’s wrong-handed wants to play? I mean, it’s up against to wall on the right. I think of other people, here. I’m right-handed.
It’s a beautiful, beautiful piece.And such a departure from the things you usually post.

-- Mark

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#11 posted 03-10-2017 09:31 PM

Dammit Man….....I built one out of Oak some years ago and when I moved I left it on the wall for the new owners. I could of been rich!

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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#12 posted 03-10-2017 09:33 PM

With the cost and effort you did to make the cabinet Doug, it beggers belief as to how the others can charge such high, high prices…..well done sir..

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#13 posted 03-11-2017 01:00 AM

Fantastic. Always better to make things anyway..

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#14 posted 03-11-2017 01:09 AM

Nice work I did the same for a friend, It was about 2012 and as was yours made from timber I had just lying about the place. I wonder where it is now?

-- Regards Robert

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#15 posted 03-11-2017 02:33 AM

Great project now let the games begin!!!

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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