Parcheesi Game (and Wall Art)

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I used to play the Parcheesi game when I was much younger, now days it’s called Sorry or Aggravation.

I set out to make something that could hang on the wall as art when not being played. This was a project, that both my husband and I worked on together. I used the laser for the top game board surface, using 1/4" Baltic birch ply and then I inlayed various wooden veneers and shell to finish the look. I engraved the rules on the back and made a hole to hold the box for the game pieces and dice. Steve made the beautiful Walnut and Holly frame, the box for the game pieces and turned the game pieces – made from the same woods that the home spots are on the front.

It has a couple of layers of finish on it – just a little concerned about the dice being dropped or tossed on the shell… (maybe an epoxy finish might be better? Not sure, will have to give this more thought) If anyone has ideas, I’m open to hear them…

Beautifully done Terry. It reminds me that I told my son I would make him a backgammon board a couple of years ago, but still haven’t gotten around to it. Can’t you protect it with an ordinary finish?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway

Thank you all! After we finished this piece, I realized we are not quite done yet – in order to play this game, we really should add some kind of glass to protect the surface…


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