A ludic wood collection
The pieces follow the official dimensions (2″ x 1″ x 3/8″) and are stored in a 8 3/8″ x 3″ x 3″ mittered box made of Sucupira, a wood different from those used in the dominoes.
Living in Brazil, the choice of embracing native woods was part of the project. It’s a feature you can use to start conversations about the forest, the use of natural resources and the native flora of my country. But I see no impediment in choosing exotic woods like American Walnut, Maple, Ash, or any other wood that is available to you.
Working at a small area of my apartment (just 10 square feet), the use of any power tool is simply impossible, so this was a perfect project for me. The main disadvantage is the lack control over the grain, the wood, and the quality of the available material, since I used only scraps. You just have to be lucky.
And deal with Matt Kenney on the back of your head always complaining about how ugly Purple Heart is…
And it really is.
The box that holds the tiles is made of Sucupira (Bowdichia nitida), commonly used for flooring and construction in general.
The seven woods on my dominoes, from the left: Brazilian walnut (Ocotea porosa), Purple Heart (Peltogyne confertiflora), Cabreúva-vermelha (Myroxylon peruiferum), Peroba (Aspidosperma polyneuron), Cumarú (Dipteryx alata), Angelim-vermelho (Dinizia excelsa) and Tauari (Couratari guianensis).
My twist on the 28 tiles of the standard dominoes set.
The game being played.
The tiles waiting to fall.