|Project by mkrok||posted 04-30-2010 06:41 AM||1047 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
I was wrong, the checkerboard project was freshman year in high school. My buddy Steve reminded me of that this past weekend.
Christopher came home one day from a birthday party and in his goodie bag was a little cardboard set of checkers and board. He wanted to play and simply loved it. As we fumbled around wit hthe cardboard checker set the light bulb went off !!! Let’s make a checkerboard. It has been that long, but I remembered most of the steps.
Recycled oak from my original table, that wound up in a shelf for a few years (I kept the screw hole in the checkerboard) and birch from the old built in bookcase my wife made me build, and tear down 6 years later. Checkers are slices of dowels that Christopher insisted on painting red and black. An my precious walnut as the miter keys. Same materials on the box.
3 coats tung oil.
Christopher sanding, and Corinne buffing it out.
-- Michael, South Florida, http://www.MallardSolutions.com