ABOVE: Suresh Kalavala of Galloway, Ohio built this waterproof Carrom game board. The frame is walnut, the corners are quilted maple and the game surface is Baltic birch plywood laser printed with a wide-format UV LED printer. He coated the surface with 8 coats of 105 Resin/207 Special Clear Hardener to protect the design. The resulting finish was actually too smooth and hard for optimum playing (The game involves flicking game pieces into the corner pockets), so he sanded it and added a layer of polyurethane to provide the correct texture. For details, visit diycarromboard.blogspot.com
Longtime reader Phil Pike built this little Swifty 13. The lapstrake sailboat has a dark green hull and mahogany topsides.
Live Edge Tables
A collection of live edge tables and wall art from Ohio-based craftsman George Zilich. He uses colored pigments and clear coating in his custom pieces.