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Each one of these three classic board games folds up for storage or travel. They incorporate similar construction techniques, so building one or all three is a snap.
I purchased the deck of cards and stones for the mancala board at a local hobby store. I used a wipeon oil for the mancala game board. The checkerboard is stained with General Finishes “New Pine” and “Java” gel stains. The cribbage board is stained with a mixture of three parts Zar cherry stain and one part Wood Kote Jel’d stain (cherry). Then it (and the checkerboard) was sprayed with two coats of lacquer.
This simple cart provides flexible storage options for your commonly used table saw accessories. As an added bonus, it features a pair of sleds for crosscutting and miter cuts.
Looking for an attractive, easy-to-build project for a last-minute gift? Any one of these three picture frames will fit the bill. And the best part is that you won’t have to cut any miters.
The glass, turnbuttons, and sawtooth hangers for the frames were purchased at a local hardware store. The Craftsman frame is finished with two wipe-on coats of General Finishes Arm-R-Seal oil and urethane topcoat (satin). The modern frame has no stain on the stiles and rails and uses ebony dye by General Finishes on the inlay. Then I sprayed on a couple coats of clear lacquer. The Asian frame has lacquer only.
This multi-purpose vise mounts into an existing dog hole on the top of any workbench to provide a range of clamping options that you won’t find in traditional bench vises.
Storage is the order of the day with this hall bench. But the detail that will most likely catch your eye is the reclaimed barn boards that are used for the back and door panel.
The barn boards for the hall bench were purchased online from Midwest Barn Boards. Before installing, they were finished with two coats of lacquer. After priming the bench, it was painted with two coats of Benjamin Moore “Aura” in Amherst Gray (HC-167).