|Project by atogrf1||posted 12-24-2011 11:26 PM||6747 views||10 times favorited||11 comments|
I built this Scrabble Table as a surprise for my sister for Christmas who is a word game fanatic.
The game board portion is made with a Mahogany Grid system to lock the tiles in place, while the border is Mahogany with Wenge banding. The tiles are made of Maple, and the Double Word, Triple Word, etc. were laser engraved and then dyed the same colors as an official Scrabble Board.
The board is mounted to the table below with a lazy susan so it rotates to face the player making his/her turn and also clears the letters sitting in the tile holders along the perimeter of the base.
The table base is made from Sapele Mahogany with Wenge laminated to the bottom of the 4-way tapered legs.
The table top has channels cut into it to hold the tile holders that I made from Wenge as well. They are removable from the table if the player so chooses.
I also made a “cover” for it that locks into the table with dowels. This allows for her to put pictures, or a lamp, or something on there when the game portion is not in use.
The cover has a double hinged (barrel hinges) lid for her to store the playing pieces in along with a pen/pencil and paper to keep score.
I can’t WAIT to give it to her on Christmas tomorrow. She will be VERY surprised.
I finished it by spraying General Finishes High Performance Satin finish and sanded between coats. Then, I applied a coat of Renaissance Wax to give is silky smooth finish coat.
Also pictured: My shop assistants. :-)
Thanks for looking, and Merry Chrsitmas/Happy Holidays to all!!!!!