Red Oak Dartboard Cabinet

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Project by JDBlades posted 07-28-2009 04:03 AM 1707 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I visited some friends in Austin back in February, and while I was there, we went out to a bar that had a couple dartboards hung on the wall in the back. I’d forgotten how much I liked playing darts, so when I got home, I started thinking about making a dartboard cabinet for a cheap dartboard I’d bought on ebay. Here’s the result. The frame is made of 1/2” red oak, and the back is 1/8” ply, 1/8” cork, and green felt. I used Minwax Red Mahogany stain and sealed it up with Minwax Spar Urethane. As a fun little extra, I installed a short LED lightstrip, as you can see in the third and fourth pictures. Not really bright enough to play by if there’s no other light in the room, but that wasn’t the intent. It adds a little bit of a barroom feel to it. My dad and I played the inaugural game of cricket tonight – he took the first game easily, I battled back for a tough second, and he won a heartbreaker of a third game. I’m looking forward to lots of good times out of this cabinet. Took quite a while to get done, but I’m pleased with the result. Comments, suggestions, good jokes and all other manner of verbiage welcome.

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#1 posted 07-28-2009 02:49 PM

This is great. Nice touch with the LEDs. I was given a dart board just like this that came with a cabinet…but I always thought I could make a better one. I’ll keep your design in mind…

Good job.


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#2 posted 07-28-2009 03:12 PM

great looking cabinet.

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