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These beautiful dice towers are small and tough enough to be portable. They close like a clamshell to store your dice.
These beautiful dice towers are small and tough enough to be portable. They close like a clamshell to store your dice.
66 backers pledged CA$ 4,562 to help bring this project to life.

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Functional Art - Dice Tower & Dice Box

CA$ 4,562

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Ah, dice towers... some people like them, others don't.

I love them and I’ve been making dice-towers for decades using cardboard, wood, plexiglass....

I believe BTCs Functional Art - Dice Tower is best small-format dice tower available, and if you like dice towers you are gonna love this one.

Walnut and Maple tower with logo inlay
Walnut and Maple tower with logo inlay

 

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DIY Kits and extra fronts/backs
DIY Kits and extra fronts/backs

 

Here's what customers are saying about our DIY kits:

"A few weeks ago, I walked into my local game store and discovered your frankly Excellent dice boxes on display at the counter..... I cannot begin to express how wonderful these are. The design and engineering is incredible, especially for coming from a laser cut flat sheet. The boxes seem very strong, and being able to store dice within the box while closed is fantastic. I'd been looking for a dice tower but never found one that quite lived up to what I needed."

 -T Markle

       

Graphic selections:

Final graphics selections
Final graphics selections

Initial wood selections for the custom towers are:

Wood Selections
Wood Selections


 Choose two wood types with contrasting tones, or pick just one type as the primary and secondary if that is your preference, up to you.

First Stretch Goal $4,000 CNd

If we reach this goal we will offer a set of 11 additional graphics. These are posted in the updates section.  

Second Strech Goal $5,000 CND

If we reach this goal we will also offer African Padauk and Mahogany. Both of these woods beautiful choices and broaden the selection palette into the reds.

Stretch Goal offerings.
Stretch Goal offerings.

 

Cutaway view
Cutaway view

 

Risks and challenges

The dice towers are fully designed and while I'm already able to produce DYI kits, and small-run completed towers, some additional tools need to be purchased and/or produced in order to deliver fully assembled kits.

At the moment, completed towers are hand assembled one at a time. In order to speed up production, clamping-assembly jigs need to be fabricated and this process has already started.

In addition, the kits are sanded down manually with an orbital sander. I'd like to purchase a drum sander. A faster laser cutter would be nice if the Kickstarter raises enough funds.

Other than these hurdles, we are golden. This Kickstarter is about seeing if there's interest in this product and raising funds in order to purchase and produce tooling so that these units are manufactured in an efficient and timely manner.

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    Pledge CA$ 1 or more About $0.76

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    Pledge CA$ 10 or more About $8

    DYI front OR back panel.

    Front OR back panel. (Same as in the DYI kits)
    Birch plywood with laser engraved graphic.

    Choose from our selection of laser engraved graphics.

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    Pledge CA$ 30 or more About $23

    DIY Kit. (~$23 USD)

    Includes brass HW (hinge and screws) and felt fabric insert.
    Birch plywood with laser engraved graphic.

    Choose from our selection of laser engraved graphics on either front side or back side.

    Can be combined with Front OR back panel reward for graphics on both sides of your tower.

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    Pledge CA$ 40 or more About $30

    DIY Kit. 2 graphics (~$30 USD)

    Includes brass HW (hinge and screws) and felt fabric insert.
    Birch plywood with laser engraved graphics.

    Choose two from our selection of laser engraved graphics, one to be placed the front side and another on the back side.

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    Pledge CA$ 50 or more About $38

    DIY Kit with 1 custom graphic (~$38 USD)

    We will engrave ONE graphic provided by you on EITHER the front or back side.* on a birch plywood DYI kit

    Includes brass HW (hinge and screws) and felt fabric insert.
    Birch plywood with laser engraved graphic.

    *restrictions apply
    Image must be suitable for laser engraving on wood (Black and white only)
    We reserve the right refuse any image that we deem unsuitable or inappropriate for technical or other reasons.
    We will not engrave any image or text we deem to be hate speech.
    If you are not sure about image suitability ask us.

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    Pledge CA$ 60 or more About $46

    Functional Art Dice Tower. (~$47 USD)
    1 graphic, plywood

    Assembled, stained, varnished Dice Tower.
    Brass HW (hinge and screws) and felt fabric insert.

    Birch plywood with one laser engraved graphic on the inside of the tower.

    Choose from our selection of laser engraved graphics on either front side or back side.
    Choose from a selection of stains.

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    Pledge CA$ 60 or more About $46

    2 DIY Kis (~$46 USD)
    Save on shipping.

    Includes brass HW (hinge and screws) and felt fabric insert.
    Birch plywood with laser engraved graphic.

    Choose from our selection of laser engraved graphics on either front side or back side.

    Choose identical or different graphics.

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    Pledge CA$ 70 or more About $53

    Functional Art Dice Tower. (~$54 USD)
    2 graphic, plywood

    Assembled, stained, varnished Dice Tower.
    Brass HW (hinge and screws) and felt fabric insert.

    Birch plywood with one laser engraved graphic on the inside of the tower.

    Choose two from our selection of laser engraved graphics, one to be placed the front side and another on the back side.

    Choose from a selection of stains.

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    Pledge CA$ 90 or more About $68

    3 DIY Kits (~$69 USD)
    Save on shipping.

    Includes brass HW (hinge and screws) and felt fabric insert.
    Birch plywood with laser engraved graphic.

    Choose from our selection of laser engraved graphics on either front side or back side.

    Choose identical or different graphics.

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    Pledge CA$ 100 or more About $76

    Functional Art Dice Tower. (~$78 USD)
    Solid wood, 2 graphics.

    Solid wood, assembled, stained, varnished Dice Tower.
    Brass HW (hinge and screws) and felt fabric insert.

    Solid Wood with laser engraved graphic.

    Choose from our selection of solid woods.
    Choose from our selection of laser engraved graphics on BOTH front side AND back side.
    Choose from a selection of stains.

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    Pledge CA$ 125 or more About $95

    Custom tower package #1 (~$98 USD)
    Functional Art Dice Tower - Solid wood, 1 graphic.

    We will engrave ONE graphic provided by you on either the front or back side.* on a tower made from a selection of solid woods.

    Solid wood, assembled, stained, varnished Dice tower.
    Brass HW (hinge and screws) and felt fabric insert.

    Choose from a selection of stains.
    Choose from a selection of woods
    Provide us a graphic.

    *restrictions apply
    Image must be suitable for laser engraving on wood (Black and white only)
    We reserve the right refuse any image that we deem unsuitable or inappropriate for technical or other reasons.
    We will not engrave any image or text we deem to be hate speech.
    If you are not sure about image suitability ask us.

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    Pledge CA$ 144 or more About $109

    Custom tower package #3 (~$117 USD)
    Functional Art Dice Tower - Solid wood, 2 graphics.

    We will engrave TWO graphics provided by you on BOTH the front or back side.* on a tower made from a selection of solid woods.

    Solid wood, assembled, stained, varnished Dice tower.
    Brass HW (hinge and screws) and felt fabric insert.

    Choose from a selection of stains.
    Choose from a selection of woods
    Provide us TWO graphics.

    *restrictions apply
    Image must be suitable for laser engraving on wood (Black and white only)
    We reserve the right refuse any image that we deem unsuitable or inappropriate for technical or other reasons.
    We will not engrave any image or text we deem to be hate speech.
    If you are not sure about image suitability ask us.

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    US and Canada $15 Cnd
    Rest of the world $45 Cnd

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    Pledge CA$ 145 or more About $110

    Custom tower package #2 (~$117 USD)
    Functional Art Dice Tower - Solid wood, 2 graphics.

    We will engrave TWO graphics provided by you on BOTH the front or back side.* on a tower made from a selection of solid woods.

    Solid wood, assembled, stained, varnished Dice tower.
    Brass HW (hinge and screws) and felt fabric insert.

    Choose from a selection of stains.
    Choose from a selection of woods
    Provide us TWO graphics.

    *restrictions apply
    Image must be suitable for laser engraving on wood (Black and white only)
    We reserve the right refuse any image that we deem unsuitable or inappropriate for technical or other reasons.
    We will not engrave any image or text we deem to be hate speech.
    If you are not sure about image suitability ask us.

    Shipping
    US and Canada $45 Cnd
    Rest of the world $15 Cnd

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