Last week, the Fireman and I celebrated our 3 year anniversary. We decided that we’d make our presents for each other…so enter the backgammon board.
Recently, the Fireman has discovered his love of backgammon…
So I decided that instead of buying a board, I’d make one. In my mind, it was a hell of a lot easier! I had to utilize the Fireman’s brother for all of the wood cutting and power tools. He didn’t understand the whole “I’m not allowed to use power tools unsupervised” thing. Which is saying something, since its been 3 YEARS.
Anyways. I started out by measuring out the board that my Gramp had that I learned on years and years ago. Using the measurements, I went to Home Depot and got some boards cut. I started with 2 15×10 boards and used a dowel to make the game pieces.
I used this amazing gray stain to stain the boards.
Seriously, how amazeballs is this color? I LOVE it and can’t wait to stain some more furniture with it.
I got all OCD and measurey and measured TO THE 1/16 OF AN INCH all of the triangle pieces…
Cut them all out..
And then taped them onto the boards. So totally scientific, huh? After that, I just traced around them so that I’d be able to see the lines before painting them.
It wasn’t until after I spent all that time measuring and cutting and tracing that I thought…screw it. It’s home made. At least its going to be triangles?
Using some white and gray paint I painted the triangles in. Not perfectly, by any means, but you know what? It’s made with love and he knows that.
After that, I utilized the Fireman’s brother to cut a dowel for me…
Once the pieces were cut, I used a few coats of spray paint to cover them up.
After it was all said and done, it came out pretty good…
And he loves it. Seriously. As soon as he opened it, he asked if we could play :). Love that guy.
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