Birch Settlers of Catan Board

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Project by sjbrown posted 07-06-2012 11:29 PM 8361 views 12 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my Settlers of Catan (a registered trademark. I am not affiliated) board. I’ve spent a year designing it and now have started selling it, after a Kickstarter campaign.

I had never done any woodworking before this, so I’m still learning.

The pictured board was finished by a couple coats of spray-on polyurethane. But recently I’ve been taking them down to a wood shop in Sunnyvale to have a lacquer coat applied.

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Monty Queen

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#1 posted 07-06-2012 11:49 PM

What kind of woodworking is this? Is it wood carving, wood burning, I don’t know. It looks awesome.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#2 posted 07-07-2012 12:35 AM

I have a serious addiction to this game and this is a great board, nice job.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#3 posted 07-07-2012 12:47 AM

that is ridiculously awesome

-- If I can't make it, I probably don't need it.

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#4 posted 07-07-2012 04:01 AM

It’s laser-cut and etched. There’s more backstory at my blog:

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#5 posted 07-07-2012 04:35 AM


-- -- Never entrust power to those who desire it.

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#6 posted 07-07-2012 09:49 AM

That is an amazing thing! It’s incredibly beautiful! Thanks for posting.

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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#7 posted 07-07-2012 01:11 PM

Very cool. Any plans for Seafarers, or Cities and knights (my favorite)?

-- ~the turtle

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#8 posted 07-07-2012 04:10 PM

I saw this back when it was on kickstarter, and was really impressed by the artistry involved. I’m glad you got the backers for the project, because it looks great!


-- A new version of the old adage - "Count twice, buy once."

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#9 posted 07-08-2012 04:45 AM

Hi turtle.

I make a gold tile for Seafarer’s

And I’m working on some stuff for Cities & Knights:

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#10 posted 02-07-2013 08:41 PM

Amazing job!
I’ve been thinking of a more sturdy version of the Catan Board for a while now. I dont think mine will be near this detailed but the game demands something more stable than the thin cardboard tiles it comes with.
Thanks for sharing.

-- "Make things as simple as possible... but not any simpler." - Albert Einstein

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