Game Box

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Project by David posted 12-04-2010 08:16 AM 1595 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Those of you that the same “vintage” as I am will notice the turntable platform inside the box. My dad presented this platform to me an asked me to build a box around it. He had made a horse racing game that fit on the platform and need a box to hold it. A little recycled lumber and some shop scraps later …this box was born. We in the pittsburgh area are fortunate to have a great building arnd architectural resale shop in town. Construction Junction just happens to be about a mile from work and I pass it going to and from…. ...but I rarely stop there more than three time a week. :)

The top of the box is recylcle mahogany base board, the oak is from a 1×5 that a got there for two and a half bucks. ...the hinges and the handle were a quarter each. never can tell what you’ll find ad CJ’s. ...from lumber to antiqes to plumming fixtures, hardware, lighting,or maybe a franklin stove. Infact…the other day I saw the old oak card catalogue from my alma mater “GO PANTHERS” ....there were over 1700 drawers. Yes, I do like CJ’s but no I dont own stock ..its a non-profit org. need to check it out!

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#1 posted 12-04-2010 03:26 PM

Nice new life for what might be scrapped bo another. Necessity is the mother of invention. Besides making a useful box, yours has history in where you got all the pieces. Thanks for sharing!
Do you have the game that goes on that platform?

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 12-04-2010 04:18 PM

David the box looks great. I may have to check out CJ’s the next time I am up that way to visit the inlaws.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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