I’ve wanted to make a game board of some sort for a while now, but I wasn’t really sure where to start. I made a cube in a cube awhile back, it wasn’t really a game, more of a puzzler but it was a lot of fun. This time I wanted to make something that I could play with my kids around the table. So I decided to make a marble game board. Why..? Well, because it’s fun. I used an old marble game board as a template and then used my plunge router with a guide bushing, and 3/8″ Core Box router bit. I suppose if I had a larger drill press I could have just used that, but the plunge router worked out.
As always I will put links to some of the things I used at the end of post. Also check out “my attempt” at putting a video together on how to make this.
Not a lot for this one. I actually had a scrap board that was edge glued up. If I was making one from scratch I would have used simple pine and cut it to length and edge glue it up.
- (1) 3/4″ x 6″ x 6′ Pine Board (cut down and edge glued to width)
Milling & Assembly
To finish this, I sanded the board down using 100, and 150 grit paper. Then I sprayed it with a basic lacquer. I’ll also paint this with some basic colors that match up to the marble colors. This should give the board more character and add to the enjoyment of the game.
Items used to complete this project