|Project by ohwoodeye||posted 09-26-2013 02:07 AM||1250 views||4 times favorited||3 comments|
Saw this on Lumberjocks a while ago and I just had to make it.
original was made by drunkenwoodworker http://lumberjocks.com/projects/83027
The original version had 1” square tiles and therefore he had to make the chamfers with a grinder. I wanted to use a router table so I opted to make my tiles 2” square for safety.
Now its super huge and heavy and I’m not sure where I’m going to hang it….almost 40”x40”
Anyway, my son and I had a blast making it and it tore him away from video games for a while.
44 Maple squares
64 African Mahogany
All tiles chamfered and glued to 3/4” oak plywood and framed.
I sprayed on Laquer. I probably should have used sanding sealer first because my Maple darkened quite a bit losing some of the effect. The image almost appears better at an angle (pic 4) than when you look straight at it (pic 1).
Either way it was fun. I asked drunkenwoodworker to make a Donkey-Kong next so I can copy that idea as well.
Thanks for looking.
-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI