Hi everyone! I finished another board game (Scrabble previously) - this time a personalized backgammon board for a Christmas present.
I used 6 different woods in the board, and another 2 for the checkers. I have a newfound appreciation for the trickiness of doing inlays (especially with a variety of woods), but overall I’m very happy with the result.
The main board and walls are made from Cherry. Triangles are made from Curly Maple and Wenge.
Checkers are Walnut and Aspen
The exterior of the board features the owner’s initials engraved on one side, and a floral design comprised of engravings and a variety of wood inlays.
The flower petals are inlaid Purpleheart, Yellowheart, and Bloodwood, and the butterfly is Curly Maple.
I filled the engraved sections (text, and the flower stems and leaves) with a clear epoxy resin and sanded it smooth. In order to minimize the mess I used a toothpick and slowly dripped the resin into the engravings.