Looking for solid wood game boards

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Any ideas where to find them? I found a couple at World Market but not quite what I had in mind.

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have you tried Ebay and seach for "Dansk games" - I still have the wooden Dansk games my mother kept out in the living room

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I absolutely love where you're going with this.  My equivalent was born out of desperation.  When a guest broke a side table I took a small wooden wine rack found at a garage sale decades ago and put a game board on top to make a table.  I wouldn't change anything.  Chess, checkers, back-gammon, cocktail stand, leather and wood so cleans like a dream, storage for all the game pieces integrated into my "table top" ...... the best side table I never bought.

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Yes, they have them at the prison store!

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Not going to ask how you found that out...

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Sugar Bear wrote:

Not going to ask how you found that out...

FB, online website, went to the store. Options aplenty!

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Great use of their time. Something worthwhile.I looked and saw some cool things. Wonder if other states do similar?

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In New Hampshire, they just have the inmates stamping out license plates that say "Live Free or Die"

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I always thought that was an interesting slogan... so what do you do when you drive through a state toll booth?

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Sugar Bear wrote:

I always thought that was an interesting slogan... so what do you do when you drive through a state toll booth?

and the opposite to the political climate in the said state. Nuff said, I won't go there.

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That is a fantastic store. I just wish I had had more money when we were there. The sheer number of kids kept the wallet empty. Any extra money went to pay for the next trip - more fun than things.

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Who doesn't love having a chopping block on their kitchen counter, stamped "Made by an inmate at the Maine State Prison?"

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Preferred to seeing Made by an INNMATE at Maine State Prison

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I almost got a chopping block!

What I did get were coasters and a cribbage board.

And, yes, you can get a Shawshank t-shirt.

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Overnight stay, visiting prisoners.... other options too Smiling

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Not on the prison grounds...

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Maybe Frontgate has what you are looking for.

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Maybe Frontgate has what you are looking for.

If I had $200 I wouldn't be talking about making my tables! Eye-wink

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If you should decide to go in a different direction with your table tops let me know.  I know a struggling woodworker who specializes in making unusual furniture/objects using reclaimed wood, or he cuts his own and does some pretty fantastic things with them.  He also makes tables....but those might put you over budget.

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we are lucky here as have - www.harrogatetoyshop.com which only does traditional toys -

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Madeleine wrote:

Any ideas where to find them? I found a couple at World Market but not quite what I had in mind.

West Virginia Heritage Craft store near me has them. What kind are you looking for? Chess/checkers or the jumpng games with marbles or golf tees, etc.

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Anything with a flat surface. Chinese checkers would also be ok. Colorful in muted tones.

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You spelled colourful wrong Smiling

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When do you need them?

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gillumhouse wrote:

When do you need them?

I'm going to use them as table tops so I need to find a few beat up tables first and get dimensions.

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Do they still have the prison store at Thomaston? They had some wonderful wood things there made by the prisoners. I bet you could get what you wanted made there to your spocs.

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gillumhouse wrote:

Do they still have the prison store at Thomaston? They had some wonderful wood things there made by the prisoners. I bet you could get what you wanted made there to your spocs.

i was going to suggest them, too.  you might be able to place an order if you go in ... i don't know.  but i've bought some lovely things there. 

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gillumhouse wrote:

Do they still have the prison store at Thomaston? They had some wonderful wood things there made by the prisoners. I bet you could get what you wanted made there to your spocs.

Speaking of Shawshank Redemption... yes, the store is there. I need to take a drive that way anyhow so I'll stop in and see what's in the store. Besides the life size Harley with rider & mermaid that is.

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That was supposed to be specs - need to learn to type

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