Woodsmith Dartboard Cabinet

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Project by JCantin posted 03-03-2014 12:49 PM 7059 views 12 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.

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#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

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#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."

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#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.

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#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

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#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."

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Greg D

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#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!"

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

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

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

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

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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