Step 12: Make the frame.


8ft-Chair Rail
8ft-1/4" square dowel rod
Wood Glue
Miter Saw
Screw Inserts 

I used Chair Rail for the frame because its flat on two edges to form a nice 90º angle.
I didn't do this but it would have worked out better if I had, go ahead and glue your dowel rod to your chair rail using wood glue.  Clamp and let sit overnight.
Measure the outside of one edge of your hex.
Using a miter saw set with a 30º angle cut your pieces.
Find the middle  of the dowel rod and drill into the bottom to place your insert.
Put glue in the hole and screw in the insert.
Using wood glue put your hexagon together.  I actually just put two pieces together at a time and held them until they were stable (about ten minutes), but if you have a nail gun then use it.  Hammering at this odd angle just doesn't work for me.
Once everything is together and dry, use wood glue on the dowel rod and place in your game board.  
Use Mod Podge to seal the edge between the game board and frame.
Sand your corners and give it a final paint job or staining.
<p>Awesome cool</p>
<p>awesome job!!!!</p>
will fiberglass resin do for the robber?
This is incredible. Can't wait to see the LEDs and cards
I've never played it myself, but it looks like a very similar concept to the Sid Meier's Civilisation Pentalogy.
Thanks for the inspiration, I am in the progress of building my own. Mine is made out of clay also, it seems though that a lot of people are using resin for theirs, so I ask what is better clay, or resin? PS thanks for such a good guide, its hard to find anything this good online for Settlers of Catan.
Wow! That's impressive. I'm a huge fan of settlers and this is the most impressive 3D board I've seen.
good luck.. impressive
This looks so awesome!
Very very nice, and inspiring enough for me to try it. I'm using these heavy duty ultra embossing bead things that you melt into goo instead of resin (since I really have no clue where I could get or how to use resin). I'll post pics when I'm finished.
Hobbby lobby carries resin, so does micheals. I have never used embossing beads before, I will have to look into that. Can't wait to see pictures! Thanks for reading!
If you're interested, I could send you pics of the actual &quot;3d&quot; game. My roommate has it at home and I've played with it.
Thanks, I have seen some pictures of the real one online as well.
Is that Crater lake? (Mt Mazama)
Nice job! I was losing hope that anyone would recognize it.
I wasn't sure if it qualified...guess it did! thanks again!
Ah, good to see the UT fans on the page!!! Love your tiles they are pretty detailed indeed.
Is that Bevo?
Ha ha! I only knew that because your team had a great second half on Saturday, and mine had a miserable one! <br><br>I love Settlers, by the way. That is a very detailed board you've got there. Nice work!

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