Thursday, August 30, 2007

Crib board!

Every Thursday, a group of us gather at Barley Brown's to play cribbage. The group seems to be growing steadily, which should be fun. Because of this, more crib boards are needed. Well, since funds are a little tight right now, Brandie and I decided that girl's night last night would have a different twist...we made our own crib boards! Seriously. And they're awesome! Brandie cut two 24" x 5 1/2" boards out of a board of blue pine. Than we went to work sanding, drilling out the peg holes (thanks to Randy Scorbi for his crib board template!), and putting varnish on the boards to make them nice and shiny. Here's the end result (you can click on the pictures to make them bigger):

That was the top, now here's the bottom:

And what else would handy girls like us use for pegs but...

That's right...screws with the tops painted with nail polish. It has some flair to it, I think. And you've got to love the way the varnish brings out the blue in the wood. So now Brandie and I each have nifty new crib boards, for free, all with only about 2 hours of fun work. Molding wood into a beautiful, usable object is very satisfying, and I look forward to the opportunity to build more things with Brandie. Good times!

And now it's time to get ready to head to Barley's for crib night! Later!

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