At first glance, a work bench/cabinetWhy shuffleboard? When JD and I were in college, and more so when I would visit him while he finished (I graduated 2 years before him), we LOVED going to the Clemson bars and playing the free shuffleboard games! It quickly turned into betting terms---winner gets Brewster's Desserts, winner gets free dinner...etc. Can't complain (when you win!).
To bring home a piece of our past (and provide great entertainment for guests), JD built his cabinet/work bench that opens up to a regulation size shuffleboard table! After thorough research on how to create a shuffleboard table, we went with the economic option and got hard wood planks from Habitat for Humanity and made this the shuffleboard deck. Then with spare metal, created a system so you can continually level out these planks in the future through the use of screws. Finally, for an added embellishment and personalized look, we took a wood burner and etched a Clemson paw in the center of the table---always reminding us of the history of shuffleboard to us. To top it all off, we created a stellar smooth surface by using a VERY thick epoxy glaze coating (this was quite the adventure in applying and definitely took two of us!).