Some have been asking for photos of my Catan Board in Progress. Well, here are the pictures so far and I hope to update this as I continue making what I hope is a “delux” Catan Set.
Each resource is being made out of it’s own type of wood.
Lumber --> Mahogany
Brick --> Bloodwood
Sheep --> Hickory
Wheat --> Yellowheart
Ore --> Walnut
Gold --> Walnut with gold/black acrylic inlay
Sea --> Curly Maple
Desert --> Pine
I had pre-purchased boards from Amazon for this project and realized that they were “slightly” too small. Catan pieces are 3.125inches from flat side to flat side. My amazon boards were 3 inches, so I had to shrink the tiles slightly to fit.
I started this project by making my own number tokens.
The ones with stars on the backs are the extra numbers for the 5-6 player expansion.
Close up of the numbers.
I haven’t finished all of the tiles yet, but here is what I do have.
Brick --> Done in Bloodwood, but hasn’t been cleaned with rubbing alcohol yet so the detail is not as crisp as it was when it first came out of the Glowforge.
Wheat --> Done in Yellowheart, which apparently doesn’t show up on my phone, it’s almost post-it note yellow.
Ore --> Done in walnut, this was the first one I did and changed the design to have engraved holes, and not through holes. I have to cut out “plugs” to glue into the bottom of these.
Gold --> Walnut with gold/black inlay (Thanks @smcgathyfay!)
Sea and Fishing Hole --> Curly Maple. These will be dyed blue later. With ALL the expansions there are 27 Sea Tiles. Thankfully I have a bunch of Curly Maple on hand, and the natural “ribbon” of the wood just adds to the sea-like quality of the tile.
I’ll update as I get more tiles and pieces done. I still have Lumber, Sheep, Desert, Fish, Boot, Fish Chevrons (Ports?), Port ships, and Border to do. I’m also considering re-doing the number 7 as I want a bit more contrast from the other number chips.