Well the big news is that I decided not to add lights to the dartboard cabinet after all. Just didn’t want to deal with the added complications. I may come back to that in the future, but I think the cabinet turned out very nice without it.
Here is the final version of the cabinet hanging on the wall:
Dartboard Cabinet - Complete
» Read on to see how it was made »
I started work on my next woodworking project, a Dartboard Cabinet, this last weekend. So far I haven’t spent much time, just glued up some boards for the cabinet case and back. I plan on building the cabinet box with poplar for the top and sides and cork-lined plywood for the back. I haven’t decided what to do for doors yet, but I suspect I’ll play around with creating an arched top on them. This cabinet will be on the inside wall of the living room (opposite the Pool Cue Rack I previously built).
Since a dartboard cabinet can be pretty straight-forward, I’ve decided to complicate the project a bit by adding…lights! Yep, LED lights to be exact. I’m currently planning on having four LEDs around the cabinet box (essentially at 12, 3, 6, and 9 o’clock on the clock face) to illuminate the dartboard and an additional two on the inside of the doors where I plan on having the scoreboards (chalk boards, nothing too fancy). I’ll need to add a switch somewhere to turn it on and off and hide the batteries as well (it will run off 4 AA’s).
I’ve already created the necessary circuit board for the LEDs. I just have to come up with a way to mount them on the cabinet so they are: a) secure; b) easily replaceable; and c) can’t get hit by the darts.
Should be fun! Stay tuned…