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how it's all done...

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each piece that is created takes approximately 3 weeks to complete. from the very beginning - to the end - many timely steps have been taken to produce this gameboard.

from the hand drawing and hand painting of each and every board (no patterns or stencils are used), to the very time consuming finishing process - numerous sandings - and added finishes - layered time after time to achieve the time worn finish. because of this intricate hand process, I am only able to make a limited amount each year.

the piece itself is made of baltic birch, brought from far away russia. the poplar molding is grown in the appalachian mountains. and with this wood comes the many hands that have touched it so that I am able to complete my craft. my handprint appears on the back of all of my work, as a reminder to all of us that it takes many to form completion.

i realize many of you are collecting my work and forming a gathering of boards in your homes, whether for the beauty or for use.....you are truly receiving a one of a kind piece of art and I will continue to bring my best work to you to pass on to future generations...

if you would like to look for inspiration on grouping game boards together, please look at the column to the right, "groupings to display" and check the "gameboard grouping" and" inspiring homes" areas for ideas...