Reclaimed Cribbage Coffee Table

This cribbage coffee table was made from reclaimed wood.

I was asked to make this for friend’s mom. She wanted a big cribbage board but also, something she could put glass on top of and make it into a coffee table. This is what I came up with. I had a bunch of scrap wood and legs from an old project.

See Detailed Process Below


Type(s) of Wood UsedReclaimed: plywood, crate boards, and doug fir.
Colors UsedDriftwood and Dark Walnut
Special TechniquesMitered corners
Estimated Time to Complete4-6 weeks
Type of FurnitureCoffee Table
Game Board

Detailed Process

I ended up gluing up boards to make the table top. However, they were on the thing side so, after the glue up, I attached it on top of a 3/4″ piece of plywood. Then I put on some miter trim to make it more complete. I had a hard time figuring out the layout, based on your typical cribbage boards. However, I decided to put the holes towards the edges, just in case if she didn’t have a glass top, the middle can be the “table” area. I laid out all the lines in a grid pattern to figure out where I wanted the peg holes to be. I then drilled out the holes using a hand drill. I stained the main board with Minwax Driftwood, and the board, a dark walnut. I finished it with a semi-gloss polyurethane.


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