|Project by 502flier||posted 07-23-2012 04:49 PM||1512 views||3 times favorited||11 comments|
Our family get-togethers typically involve games of the marble game aggravation. Other family members have game boards made of plywood, but I thought a nice walnut board might make a good Christmas present for my wife. It is a reversible board, so has 6 player setup on one side and 4 player on the other, with barrel hinges so that there aren’t unsightly hinges showing on either side. I had some walnut left over, so made a box to hold cards and marbles. The biggest challenge was finding just the right marbles and involved a 4 hour round trip and $50.
Interestingly enough, my wife had been to a craft fair while I was away for the summer working and purchased a backgammon board for me that is almost the same size as this board. The backgammon board is clearly a more mass-produced item, but the finish is an all natural combination of beeswax and oils. I finished my pieces in Tung oil.
-- Kevin - Keep the shiny side up