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Natural Branch Wood Cribbage Boards

Inspired by the forests and ocean that surround us, our large tabletop Branch Wood and Driftwood Cribbage Boards are as unique and beautiful as the trees they come from and the ocean forces that shape them. 

Hearkening back to maker Geoff's roots in the fine arts, each board is a one-of-a-kind work of art. Geoff forages for these pieces in the back woods of our forest or on his travels, looking for pieces with a cribbage story to tell. He brings them back to the workshop, dries and cures them for months and sometimes years, then sees what it wants to be by carving, cutting, drilling, sanding, finishing, and detailing it. 

We spend time in the workshop on each board to uncover its natural features and develop its hidden talents. When playing on the boards, we love the curving, natural journey your pegs take, sometimes jumping over obstacles, climbing hills, or following steep descents. These topographic features make the journey special and natural, like a Sunday stroll.

These boards are sculptural display pieces. Most boards have a little extra height with joined foraged branch legs. We've found that playing the game by tossing the cards underneath the natural bridge made by the curve in the branches is a delightful part of the game. 

Although each board is unique, what every board has in common:
- signed and dated by the artist (Geoff)
- the play surface is sanded and finished with a hardwearing clear satin gloss
- the bark and/or organic character of the piece is left as intact as possible

Read the description and photos of each board listing carefully, because each one contains unique features. Some have peg storage, different kinds or sizes of pegs, some have 3 or even 4 tracks, some have legs with nonskid feet, wall hooks, and even more features. Whenever possible, we link each board to an online photo gallery showing more pictures of the board: click the link to see more photos of the board.  

Because each board is one-of-a-kind, there is only a quantity of one for each board. When it's sold, it's gone forever. 

We do custom commissions! Browse a gallery of our past boards for inspiration and contact us for details.

Currently on offer: 

DRIFTWOOD BOARD No. 32 "Boardwalk"
It is a real treat to play on this oversized board with oversized pegs. This long cedar plank is a major statement piece. It could have originated from anywhere along the West Coast, but it drifted up on our part of the beach, shaped by the Pacific Ocean as it is. I added hidden peg storage and a wall hook for hanging when not in use. It features a 2-player, looped 120-point course with freehand woodburned peg holes and super giant pegs in stainless steel and brass. More photos here.
Measures:52” (132cm) x 4” (10cm) x 3.5” (9cm)

DRIFTWOOD BOARD No. 36 "Quicksilver"
Naturally shaped by the ocean. Worm tunnels create a beautifully spalted grain in this piece of driftwood, and some of the larger tunnels I filled with polished aluminum, giving the board its name. Featuring a 2-player, single-track 120-point course with freehand woodburned peg holes, point sections, and skunk line. Hidden peg storage included with standard size pegs in copper and nickel. There is not currently a wall hook on the board but we can add one upon request.
Measures: 27" x 9" x 4.5"

FOREST BOARD No. 37 "Roundup"
A creamy branch of alderwood foraged from our Oregon coastal forest. The rosy heartwood in the center is blushing pink color. The bark is intact and silky. Featuring a 2-player, single-track 120-point course with freehand woodburned peg holes, point sections, and skunk line. Hidden peg storage included with standard size pegs in copper and nickel, held in place with a cork from a bottle of Pendleton Whiskey, featuring the Pendleton Rodeo Roundup logo. There is not currently a wall hook on the board but we can add one upon request.
Measures: 24" x 2.5" x 3"

DRIFTWOOD BOARD No. 38 "Cinderella's Slipper"
Naturally shaped by the ocean into a dramatic high-heel shoe shape with torn ends. The topography in this board is super-fun to play on, like a funhouse rollercoaster. Featuring a 2-player, single-track 120-point course with freehand woodburned peg holes, point sections, and skunk line. Hidden peg storage included with "small" size pegs in brass and nickel. There is not currently a wall hook on the board but we can add one upon request.
Measures: 13" x 11" x 5"

DRIFTWOOD BOARD No. 39 "Sneaker Wave"
Naturally shaped by the ocean into a voluptuous, rounded piece with an impossibly thin bridge in the center. The rounded shape and rounded legs hold the space. This board has an artist "quirk" with an extra 1-point section for a non-standard 61-point course. Featuring a 2-player, single-track with freehand woodburned peg holes and point sections. Hidden peg storage included with standard size pegs in copper and nickel. There is not currently a wall hook on the board but we can add one upon request.
Measures: 17" x 4" x 4"

FOREST BOARD No. 40 "Komodo Dragon"
Foraged from a brush cutting on the island of Kauai in Hawaii, this branch wood is  a dense tropical hardwood. Chunky legs of the same branch wood give a lizard-like posture to the board. It rides low to the table, but is raised up enough you can still deal cards underneath it. Featuring a 2-player, single-track 120-point course with freehand woodburned peg holes and an "S" marked skunk line. Hidden peg storage included with standard size pegs in copper and nickel. There is not currently a wall hook on the board but we can add one upon request.
Measures: 20" x 6.5" x 2.5"

PHOTOGRAPHY: Credit to Broken Banjo Photography and Erin Berzel Photography.

 

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So full of detail!

Beautiful and so full of detail! Absolutely loved the card that explained where the branch came from! Thanks for a great gift for my husband!

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SOOO many compliments

We’re loving the driftwood cribbage that I “commissioned” from you in December! Oh, and we’ve gotten SOOO many compliments on the board, by the way.

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beautiful craftsmanship! a fantastic gift.

I purchased a madrone board as a gift and coudn't be more pleased. The natural curves of the wood are brought into the design, allowing the beauty of the wood to be a focal point.
It's one of our favorite family games...and a piece of art :)
Thank you!

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