Handmade BG boards

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Mar 16, 2003, 9:47:58 AM3/16/03
I have just started making custom-made BG boards and have completed my
first. In the design phase, I have concentrated on strength, accuracy of
checker fit, the playing area, colours, materials and custom options - such
as a dice and cube compartment.

The checkers are 50mm (red/white), so it is a large board. In stead of
going with plywood for the backing, I have used a thin layer of MDF as this
does not warp like plywood and adds strength to the overall structure.

My choice of wood for the rails was Itailan masarami as this is a hard wood
for extra durability. Pure brass but hinges (chunky) to add further
strength and brass catches to match. The playing area was constructed using
flotex (a high density material) treated to repel liquid and guard against
stains. At the same time providing a sound balance between role and bounce.
Prices range from £400 - £600 depending on preferences.

If you would a boardd made with your own special preferences then email me
at: proac...@blueyonder.co.uk
or tel. 01772 517672.

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