Chess Board (this was the first one)
Chess board: a picture frame and glass, epoxy, bathroom tile, aquarium rocks, sheet metal. Chess pieces made of: epoxy, nuts and bolts, picture frame hangers, beads, magnets (at base).
Settlers of Catan
Board/Case: keyboard drawer, plexiglass lid, auto body epoxy, sand, etc. Ports: magnets, hot glue and nail polish. Pieces: Beads, broadheads, rocks, bobbins, springs, magnets, hot glue, other stuff. Tiles: carpet backing, paper, felt, rubber cement.