Tuesday, October 13, 2009

3D Catan Box

So as most of you know, Jennifer and I like Catan a little bit. We (Jen might say Wes) decided to make a 3D catan board. It is a work in progress and lots of people have helped get it up and running. Especially the Munns with their late night/early morning contributions. Surprisingly this post is more about the box in which it resides. Due to a very large catan board that I had preciously constructed. Jen and I (reluctantly) agreed to only make the game if it could fit in the box below.




It was just an empty box on sale from Michaels. Well this clearly wouldn't suit my needs. So I decided to make some modifications as follows.

I cut the front off and started to add shelves.


I hinged the shelves to provide easy access to the hexes.



Fortunately everything fit.



Then I had to create a way to put the front back on and still make it removable. Pegs on the top and bottom did the trick nicely.


I grooved out the front to allow the hexes to fit more comfortable. Actually this was the original reason I wanted to modify the box.



Now, from the outside it looks the same, but you know what's inside.


Mike, Jeralynn, and Talon are playing the game with Jen and myself. There you have it.

9 comments:

Kurt said...

Um, that's awesome. This box shall go down into history! It will be more famous than that Pandora chick and her box!

Myrna said...

Maybe I can even see to play the game now, although I have forgotten how. What a creative boy--I wonder if you have any of your mother in you? I bet Jen had a few suggestions too. Way to go Son!

Kelly Munns said...

oh. my. goodness. this is...unbelievable! i have wondered about the final outcome...if there ever was one. and i am so thrilled. now i just wish we were mike and jeralynn so we could play it with you! it looks amazing and i'm SO glad you found a cool way to store it all.

ps. those are some of my fondest memories of idaho.

Anonymous said...

But wait, what about the names in the lid of the box???? I never even got to be able to post my own name. What an awesome box though. Truly inspiring. Can you bring it to GA with you today and we'll play...or I can play when I come see the baby. We can fit it in I'm sure.

Mom (Cheryl)

Nancy said...

So----when you get in one of your dejunking modes again, we could maybe find a home for it here. However, I am sure this will not be dejunked anytime in the near century. Way to go!

Super Angie said...

I love love love love it! Steve and I are seriously willing to commssion one...

Marcus Pulsipher said...

Next time I'm in town, we need to play a game!

Daniel said...

Wow! I have been waiting for this day. Nice work! Now for some custom paint and lettering on the outside of the box...as well as some professional photos...we need to talk.

—Dan

Lonna said...

We love that game. What did you use for the sheep? It looks great.