Crib Board

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Project by WistysWoodWorkingWonders posted 05-20-2013 06:06 PM 3610 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this crib board as a “Birthday/Valentines” day gift for my wife. She loves the game of crib so I designed this box specially for her.
The main part of the box is constructed with Wenge (first time using wenge too). Wenge can be very dangerous to work with as it is very slivery. It is surrounded by maple corners. The legs are made up of turned purple heart in the shape of crib pegs.
Working with the wenge, I used Andy’s technique to profile the sides – although the pics don’t show it well, they are carved using an angle grinder – took some time to get used to the way the wood came off, but I can say, I enjoyed learning this technique and look forward to using it on future builds.
The lid is made of Rosewood and is reversible to reveal the crib playing surface. Several coats of spray on varathane were used to protect the project, although it turns out that it takes forever to dry on Rosewood I guess due to the oily content of the wood itself.
Drilling the holes was an exercise in patience. Lining them up was somewhat easy using graph paper. I would do the corners a little different on future builds as we are learning that it is difficult to count while pegging around the corners.
The box itself is just over 11”wide by 19”long by approx 6” deep.
Wife was extremely happy with this project and has used this game a lot since she rec’d it earlier this year.
Some friends are already requesting some so I might be spending some summer time in my shop doing up more :)

Hope you enjoy the pics and project, I’ll try to get better quality pics posted as time permits.


-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#1 posted 05-20-2013 06:12 PM

Very cool and unique,great looking box.


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#2 posted 05-20-2013 06:14 PM

this is really beautiful, you really nail;ed this one, i know she must love it, love the design and the wood choice, grand slam in my book…

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#3 posted 05-20-2013 08:27 PM



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#4 posted 05-21-2013 06:06 AM

Awesome well done.

-- No tree was harmed in the making of this project...... wait a minute, yes there was, uh oh

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#5 posted 05-21-2013 10:38 AM

WOW!! All I can say…. WOW!

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#6 posted 05-26-2013 12:06 PM

Wow! Fancy, and gr8 wood combos

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#7 posted 05-26-2013 12:45 PM

Very nice work and a great idea.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#8 posted 11-09-2013 12:43 PM

Way Cool !!!Well done…

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#9 posted 11-27-2016 10:14 PM

Nicely done.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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