Woodsmith Dartboard Cabinet

  • Advertise with us
Project by JCantin posted 03-03-2014 12:49 PM 5409 views 11 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I really liked the design and look of this project in the magazine so I stayed true to the plan and materials. Finished according to Jeff Jewett’s mission oak process which has been documented several places including here:

1. TransTint dye in water (Dark Mission Brown)
2. General Finishes SealACell
3. General Finishes Gel Stain (Nutmeg).
4. General Finishes ArmRSeal Satin (3 coats).

Rare earth magnets hold the doors both closed and open.

This is a heavy cabinet, 50lbs+ with the dartboard, so I added a full width french cleat to the back. Had I thought about it earlier in the build I would have recessed the back panel (and/or made the case deeper) so the cleat would be flush with the case edge. As it is now the cabinet hangs proud of the wall.

8 comments so far

View R_Stad's profile


369 posts in 1263 days

#1 posted 03-03-2014 01:27 PM

Beautiful piece. Looks sweet both opened and closed. Great wood, great finish, great execution. Well done all around.

-- Rod - Oregon

View Northwest29's profile


1469 posts in 1910 days

#2 posted 03-03-2014 01:46 PM

A very nice looking piece of furniture. Hope it doesn’t attract to many darts in the wrong location. (-:
Love the finish! What is the source for the side scoring panels, or did you number them yourself?

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

View JCantin's profile


161 posts in 2832 days

#3 posted 03-03-2014 02:08 PM

Ron, I did the scoreboards myself with vinyl letters and numbers from It was the first site I found that offered an old english stye font.

View Steve Cherry's profile

Steve Cherry

162 posts in 1251 days

#4 posted 03-03-2014 06:35 PM

Nice job Ron. I’ve got the plans also – something else thats on my project list. Yours turned out really nice.

-- Steve - Front Royal, VA

View Northwest29's profile


1469 posts in 1910 days

#5 posted 03-03-2014 07:28 PM

JCantin – Thanks for the information – again nice job!

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

View Greg D's profile

Greg D

238 posts in 1371 days

#6 posted 03-04-2014 12:40 AM

I love this! Favorite!

-- Greg D, Cen. CA, "Keep it on the Level, Do it Right the First Time!"

View Fishinbo's profile


11362 posts in 1595 days

#7 posted 03-10-2014 03:23 PM

Super looking dartboard! Great build and beautiful wood choice and finish.

View a1Jim's profile


115172 posts in 2997 days

#8 posted 03-10-2014 03:27 PM

Great looking dart board almost to nice considering you will through darts at it.

-- Custom furniture

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics