Wenge and Sapele Dart Cabinet

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Project by Jamie McDonald posted 11-25-2015 02:13 PM 6413 views 18 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In 2011 I got big into playing darts at home for entertainment and then I joined a local league. I really wanted to make a nice unique dart cabinet for myself, but having just started a business I didn’t have time to make it myself…so I commissioned my best friend Brian Barnes, who planted the woodworking passion seed in my heart. When I finally got time to do some woodworking, I made a wall mounted console I could put my beer on while playing darts…here is the LJ link to that also

We all know the old saying when you have time you don’t have money….when you have money you don’t have time. I’m trying to get to a point where everything in my home has been made by myself or collected from someone whose work I appreciate!

I purchased the Wenge and Sapele and gave Brian a few specifics that were important to me. 1. The doors needed to open and fold flat against the wall. 2. I needed storage to put at least 4 sets of darts. 3. I needed to be able to mount a light in the top to help remove shadows from the playing surface. 4. I wanted storage underneath that could fold out into a table top to use as a work surface for changing out parts that also would prevent parts rolling off. 5. It needed to be made of Wenge and Sapele. I would say Brian nailed it! Thanks bud!

Brian used all good and creative joinery styles… The design is totally his own. He also did a really good job with making the grain flow in all the right places. The case is box joints and panels are lap joints. Damn he’s good!

-- "The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes - ah, that is where the art resides!" --Artur Schnabel

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#1 posted 11-25-2015 02:48 PM

Brian did a good job and created a very nice dart cabinet for you.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#2 posted 11-25-2015 03:17 PM

That’s a great setup. I like the dart storage and the drop-down cubby.

Very nice.

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#3 posted 11-25-2015 03:54 PM

Very nice dart cabinet, Brian did a great job in making it. I can see many hours of enjoyment coming up there.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#4 posted 11-25-2015 04:08 PM

Beautiful work – enjoy it!

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

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#5 posted 11-25-2015 04:42 PM

Totally awesome dart board cabinet.

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#6 posted 11-26-2015 03:22 AM

Beautiful Job – Thanks for sharing

-- Scott - and

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#7 posted 11-26-2015 04:06 AM

Pretending to be a good dart thrower and always wanting to build a dart board board cabinet, I like really this one!
I am adding this to my favorites.

-- "Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." -- Aldous Huxley

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#8 posted 11-26-2015 04:35 AM

Keep Brian as your friend… :)
Nice job !

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