Wooden box with checker board on top

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Project by Tjkewl posted 08-16-2013 08:02 AM 1320 views 3 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I do craft shows and needed to make a box to store and tote to the craft fairs. I came up with this design from seeing it someplace growing up but I added the checker board to the top.

The box is made from scrap pine. The checker board is poplar, aspen with red oak trim. The box is stained and then clear coated with the game board just clear coated to bring out the colors of the poplar wood.

It has small wooden handles (will post those pics later) but it’s built with just glue and dowels…. no nails or screws.

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#1 posted 08-16-2013 10:03 AM

Great design. I like the idea of different shapes for the checkers instead of the usual colors.

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#2 posted 08-20-2013 03:41 PM

Cool box! Great idea and addition of checker board on top. Functional and fun at the same time. Great job!


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