|Project by Lenny||posted 07-28-2014 06:06 PM||1293 views||2 times favorited||12 comments|
I hesitated to post this, as I did, at most, half of the work. I was mostly a guide/mentor on the making of these boards. Still, they were made in my shop with my tools. To back up a bit, months ago, my son-in-law Steven asked if I was willing to assist him in building two sets of cornhole boards. For the unknowing, cornhole is a lawn game whereby, beanbags are tossed at a board with a hole in it, the goal being to get the beanbag into the hole. I guess the game originally used bags of corn kernels tossed at the hole. It is also called tailgate (used while tailgating before a football game) and simply, beanbag toss. My daughter Heather and Steven live in nearby Massachusetts, so they visit often. Steven and I started making the boards this past winter and worked on them occasionally. They had a child in April and everything was put on hold. Fast forward to the July 4th weekend when we had a family cookout. Two of the boards were close enough to completion that I was able to clamp the legs to the boards and use them. This got the juices flowing again for Steven and me. We recently completed the four boards and I must say, Steven did a nice job constructing them. He learned a bit and got to use several tools for the first time. He and Heather had decided on a state theme for their boards so he painted two of them white. Steven is from California and Heather, Rhode Island. Heather hand painted the state flag images on the boards and did an exceptional job! My wife and I have yet to decide what we will put on our boards.
The frames and legs are made from 2X4s and the top is ½” plywood. The legs are made and placed such that the top of the board sits at 12” above the ground. I jumped the gun and took some of the photos yesterday before my daughter decided to add the additional border at the top of each board. A few of the pictures include a completed but unpainted board.
-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI