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D.I.Y. customised dartboard cabinet

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This handsome timber dartboard cabinet was made using a CNC router to engrave a logo.





The project


I caught up with an old workmate I hadn't seen for a few years. I showed him some pics on my phone of some of my woodwork and CNC projects and he asked if I could make a Sons of Anarchy dartboard cabinet.


I had some single-bed headboards that I picked up cheap at an auction and the slats were the ideal width for the cabinet enclosure.

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I trimmed them to size on the table saw then used a dado-blade stack to cut in a rebate for the 5mm MDF backing board and a basic locking joint for the sides, top and bottom.

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I had some cork tiles laying around and trimmed them to size to cover the backboard.


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I went online and found a suitable image for the front door. I copied it into the CNC software program then manipulated the size to suit.


The router did a rough cutout of the bulk using a 3mm straight bit, then I changed a 90-degree engraving bit for the detailed work.

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I was unsure whether to paint the carved letters and design black or just clear-coat the whole thing. Not being overly masterful with a paint brush I decided on the latter.


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Then it was just a matter of finishing everything off.


I cut some white aluminum composite to use as a whiteboard scorecard and made a small shelf under it for the whiteboard markers.


I added a small piece of board at the bottom of the cabinet to create a tray area for darts and accessories. I used some brass piano hinges to hang the door then added a magnet closer and a brass pull knob (not shown).


Several coats of wipe-on poly and the project was finished.


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It was a fun project made more enjoyable by the fact that I had all the materials on hand. The only expenditure was $3.95 for the dartboard mounting bracket and spacers.


More woodworking inspiration


Wayne also made this brilliant engraved timber bath caddy with space for tealight candles, an iPad, wine glass and bottle.


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Bunnings Workshop member r23on hand-made this jewellery box using dovetail joints to make the most of gorgeous Camphor Laurel timber.




There are also plenty more great ideas in our Top 10 most popular woodworking projects


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