Game table project

Melinapex

Mark
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When I was a kid we had this game table:
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Probably older than me and in pretty rough shape. Long story short two of my sisters wanted it but dad gave it to the youngest. I told my other sister I would make one for her and here is my interpretation... thanks Donn, Charlie, and Phil for the help.

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Still needs a drawer knob, Miss Terry will decide.....

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The parcheesi board is my favorite- a few gaps with all the inlay stars but overall looks pretty good from a couple feet away...
White oak, minwax antique oak stain, maple, walnut, cherry, black veneer, and quite a few coats of waterlox..

Am thinking of making a few more and try some different species.... it was a fun project.
 

pcooper

Phillip Cooper
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That's a really nice project. I'd like to make something like that for my own, great inspiration!!
 

drw

Donn
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Wow! Mark the game table turned out great! Your sister is going to be extremely happy with this. The finish really makes the various woods "pop"! Beautiful craftsmanship!
 

Phil S

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Phil Soper
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WOW I really like that, great job
 

Raymond

Raymond
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You have just become "The Greatest Brother" a sister could ask for, Mark. Great job.
 

KenOfCary

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Ken
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That is really nice looking - and practical. Should be enjoyed for years.
 

Jeff

Jeff
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That's really nice! Are both of the game boards done with inlaid veneer? From Matt Furjanic?




Eight-point stars...
Click here for a Video on How to Inlay an 8-point Star.

To give you a perspective on the size: the yellow background lines are 1" apart. $4.60 each
These are made from solid walnut and holly. They are approximately 2" wide from point to opposite point. These are made from solid wood, glued-up in a small block, then sliced off the block. This yields a thick and rigid inlay - much thicker and rigid - not flexible like veneer, making them easy to handle and inlay. Thickness varies from about 1/32 to 1/16"
To give you a perspective on the size: the yellow background lines are 1" apart. $4.60 each


How are the game board "wings" held up for use? It's unclear to me.
 
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Melinapex

Mark
User
Jeff, I made all my own and inlayed it/fit it all together in thier frames a bit thick, then Donn ran them thru his drum sander to get them all even. Here is a couple of pics how the table wings are held

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Just a small arm on hinges that fold out.
 

Grimmy2016

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Scott
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very nice!! reminds me of grandmas house when I was a kid.
 

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