Completed Catan Board
Posted by
julybighouse
Lanham, MD 
Joined Dec 15, '15 

So I’ve posted some things about my Catan Board over here on this thread. My Catan Board So Far

My Parents (and my whole family) have really been obsessed with Catan for many years. Their set has gotten a TON of use and is really starting to show it’s use. I had decided almost immediately after purchasing the GF over 2 years ago that I wanted to make this for them.

I started off with the Glowforge Catan for the pieces and Made many changes and had to make several other tiles. I made the Basic Catan Set, 5-6 player basic expansion, and SeaFarers expansion. Most of the wood I had to cut to size, thickness, and prepare the wood before I lasered it. LOTS of work preparing the wood, preparing the many files, and a large labor of love.

I’ll let the pictures do more of the talking. This really came out beautifully.

Wood was made from Mahogany Wood.

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Brick was made from Bloodwood

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Sheep was made from Hickory

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Wheat was made from Yellowheart

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Ore was made from Walnut

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Gold was made from Walnut and inlaid with 1/16th gold/black acrylic (thanks @smcgathyfay!)

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Desert was made from Pine

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Sea was made from Curly Maple

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Fishing Hole (Curly Maple), Fish, Fish Chevron (Purpleheart)

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Number Pieces was the only part made with :proofgrade:, Maple Plywood

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The holes in the resource tiles was only engraved to allow the number pieces to fit, and be proud of the surface so you can remove them easily.

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Boarders made from Curly Maple, and twice as thick as the resource tiles so that it will accommodate the tile + felt.

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FINALLY, to hold all of this in I made a box to carry it all in.

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This project took me about two years of dreaming about, 6 months of preparing files (many iterations of each resource and pieces), and 3 months of lasering and building.

I packaged each part separately and since we did family Christmas just after Thanksgiving, I sent my parents on a household scavenger hunt to find all the pieces of their gift. They Loved the entire thing.

This is the biggest reason why I haven’t posted much in the way of projects, I’ve been kind of tied up with this one for the past few months.


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