Handcrafted Backgammon board with surfboard points trimmed with exotic wood

The great surfing beaches here on the east end of Long Island inspired me for this board called "Montauk". The table version of this item (below) is the piece the editors of Hampton's Cottages & Gardens chose to feature

The 12 hand designed surfboard points (with vintage Montauk surfboard patterns) look like they are sitting right on the sand, thanks to a special heavily figured wood that is known for it's "chatoyance" (a vibrant, moving pattern on the surface). Trimmed with South American leopardwood, and wrapped with an insert of butter maple.

Detail of hand decorated surfboard

Detail of hand decorated surfboard

Detail of hand decorated surfboard

Detail of hand decorated surfboard

Playing checker box with hand decorated surfboard on cover.

Playing checker box with hand decorated surfboard on cover.

Playing checker box. Olivewood playing checkers

Playing checker box. Olivewood playing checkers

Montauk Playing Table (featured in Hampton’s Cottages and Garden’s magazine)

Montauk Playing Table (featured in Hampton’s Cottages and Garden’s magazine)

The undulating and mesmerizing “chatoyance” of the wood is amazing and totally evokes the feeling that the surfboards are sitting on golden beach sand.

The undulating and mesmerizing “chatoyance” of the wood is amazing and totally evokes the feeling that the surfboards are sitting on golden beach sand.

Montauk board in sand2.jpg