Mario Brothers Back Drop

Built this Mario Brother’s themed back drop for my kids to store Amiibo’s

In my opinion there is no better Mario game then the original 1985 Super Mario Brothers Game for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)

Why not mix a little of the old with a little of the new!!!

Thanks to The Drunken woodworker for putting this project on his playlist #54

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vlcsnap-00001After gluing up 2X material together to make 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ square block. I ran the corner through the table saw to cut them off at 45 degrees. This leave me a octagon shape block. Much easier to turn on the lathe.
vlcsnap-00003After getting the blank round. Started to cut the shape of the pluming pipe as  you may know from the original Mario Brothers game.
vlcsnap-00004Once I got the shape of the pipe, I dished out just a little to fit the Amiibo.
vlcsnap-00005Sanded the piece to 120 grit
vlcsnap-00006Parted the piece off and repeated the process two more times.
vlcsnap-00010This gave me three pluming pipes at different heights.
vlcsnap-00013Then took a scrap piece of pine its 3 1/2″ X 12″ put glue on one edge.
vlcsnap-00014Place another scrap piece on that edge and pin nailed it while the glue dried. This piece was 12″ X 9″ x 1/2″ thick plywood.
vlcsnap-00015This little block is 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ I drilled 2 – 3/8″ holes to receive dowel rods.
vlcsnap-00016Matching holes to receive that previous block and dowels.
vlcsnap-00018Here I’m painting the pluming pipe using acrylic paint. If you don’t have one of these paint holder check out my video and build one its worth it.
vlcsnap-00019Glued and pin nail the pipes.
vlcsnap-00022Final results. The kids loved it and lots of fun to build.
IMG_6821The painting is in reference to the original game as seen below. This 1980’s game was and still is a family friendly game.
In my opinion there is no better Mario game then the original 1985 Super Mario Brothers Game for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
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