Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Dice Tray Project


We had a nice set of three teak nesting tables.  One day, my petite wife, who believes she can stand on any random household item when the occasion arises, laid hands on the smallest of these nesting tables.  One leg broke in the ensuing mishap.  It's a very solid piece, so I looked at it, and upon flipping it over, saw potential.  Removing the legs, I covered the inside of the frame in green felt and created the dice tray you see above on New Year's Day.  It works very well.  Pictured with it is the Nightmare Before Christmas Oogie Boogie Yahtzee set, which you can probably find at your local B&N on a Clearance table for 50% off.  The skull dice are 5/8 of an inch or a little bigger per side, to give you an idea of scale.  The inside of the octagon is about seven inches across, measured from opposing angles.  I had been wanting one of those Dwarven dice trays for years, but I am pretty happy with how this turned out.  It looks pretty good and does a nice job of corralling dice at the table.  Wow, I feel handy all the sudden, Garrison Keillor.

4 comments:

  1. Oh yeah. It was also the shortest of the tables, so it would have been harder for her to have gotten hurt. Best I can tell, she broke it on the dismount, putting all the weight on one leg and causing the table to go at an odd angle that pulled against the screws at their weakest point.

    Good thing, too. "Honey, don't move. I'll be right back with some glue and green felt, and I'll fix you up in a jiffy!"

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  2. It's got a comfie feel to it... the red dice, the reds in the wood, and the green felt. Really nice.

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  3. And suddenly there was a spate of "accidental" table leg snapping across the OSR...

    That looks very nice... and the holes look just about the right size for atmospheric candles ;)

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