I’m making some Bean Bag Boards! We called the game Bags when I lived in Chicago but now that I’m in Phoenix I see down here they call it Cornhole. That sounds really funny to me. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the game its 2 boards 2×4 feet with 6inch holes in them and the point of the game is to get bean bags on the board or in the hole for points. Its really fun and addicting! So I’m making my first set. Its going pretty good so far except the legs. I found its a bit of a challenge to get them bolted to the board and maintain the 12inch height requirement and for them to sit evenly on flat ground. The first one came out perfect right away the second board, not so much! At first I tried jumping on it to elongate the hole and force it to sit even. That technique ended in a headache and zero change. It did make me feel better though cause I was a pretty mad at the time.For those of you that have read my cutting board post, these are too big to throw in the street! Hahahaha! So after a little scratchin of the ol noggin I said to hell with it I’m cutting the other leg to make it sit even. So I did and it worked! Its not regulation height but I figured who’s really gonna care. Most the time when people are playin they are just kicking back drinking so I dont think anyone will even notice. Not to mention its only off by like 1/4 of an inch and will probably be played on a grassy uneven ground anyways so to heck with! :) I’m making an area on the legs to hold the bags during storage and cut a handle on one side of each one so you can carry them both at the same time, well some people could not my little scrawny self. So tomorrow will be filled with finishing the storage area, cutting the holes(forgot to buy a 6in hole saw today), giving them a really good sanding, putting Cubs and Sox logos on the(my friend is also from Chicago), and then painting them and putting some kind of finish on them. I’m not sure what I wanna go with yet, I want something that will keep moisture out and hold up to the 230 degree Phoenix heat. I’m not a fan of polyurethane so that’s out. I want something pretty thick. I was thinking about maybe doing that stuff that comes in a kit that’s like equal to like 100 coats of polyurethane but that maybe a little much. So if anyone has any suggestion I’m open to what ever you think may work. Ok that’s it for now. Time to dream up some new ideas! Thanks for lookin! After previewing I found out the pics dont show up right. If you click on them they will pop up the right way. Im not familiar with photobucket so I dont know how to fix that. Sorry!
-- Steph, Phoenix