Source for Wooden Backgammon Boards

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Ben Fairbank

May 18, 1998, 3:00:00 AM5/18/98

Some time ago there was a request on this newsgroup for a source of backgammon
boards made of wood. Last month at San Antonio's annual Fiesta there was, as
always, a craft fair with artists present by invitation only from all over the
country. David Levy, of Hardwood Creations, was exhibiting at least two
examples of exquisitely handsome folding hardwood backgammon boards, sized 18 x
20 inches (about 45 by 50 cm). They are heavy, solidly made, and rather modern
in appearance (and expensive, though not out of line with other products of the
same quality and hand-made character). The boards include checkers (wooden,
with turned tops), a doubling cube, and dice, but no dice cups. To quote from
his product list "Backgammon - Points in contrasting black walnut and birch or
padauk (bright red African wood, very attractive, BF) and birch. Framed in
walnut - framing designed so as to allow board to expand and contract in
different climatic conditions without cracking or warping." I have no
connection with Mr. Levy other than as a satisfied customer and provide his
address to others who might be interested. Hardwood Creations is at P. O. Box
542, Davis California 95617, telephone 916-758-6624, fax 916-668-9665.

Ben Fairbank
cantab on FIBS

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