Cornhole Boards

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Project by Picken5 posted 02-27-2016 04:45 AM 409 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After seeing Roger’s post of some cornhole boards he made, I thought I should also post some that I made. Given I’ve moved from Kentucky to Kansas, my theme is — well — pretty typical for this part of the country. I made these as a donation for an auction held by the Cancer Council of Reno County. I can’t take all the credit because my daughter painted the logos on the boards — I just built them. I made these as close as I could to the official standards of the American Cornhole Association which requires them to be 48” long and 24” wide with the top made from 1/2” plywood. So I made them from 1/2” birch plywood. The sides and legs were made from poplar. My daughter painted them with some enamel paint and then top-coated with water-based poly. (The last photo shows them before she painted them.)

-- Howard - "Time spent making sawdust is not deducted from one's lifetime." - old Scottish proverb

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#1 posted 02-27-2016 12:55 PM

Impressive artwork. Nice clean lines on the boards too. What is the rule regarding trademark infringement when making these boards ? (the short answer)

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#2 posted 02-27-2016 04:14 PM

Great build, your little girl has mad skills. I thought they might out been decals,,, Great work. My cousin just graduated from KU.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 02-28-2016 03:04 AM

Thanks, snowgoer. I’ll pass your kudos (and Ken’s) on to my painter daughter. I spoke to a lawyer about using these logos. While it’s technically infringement, we both thought it was unlikely they’d pursue anything since we did this as a donation to a worthwhile charity. Now, if I made more and tried to sell them… that’s another story.

Thanks, Ken. And congrats to your cousin.

-- Howard - "Time spent making sawdust is not deducted from one's lifetime." - old Scottish proverb

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#4 posted 03-08-2016 12:45 PM

These look gr8. My 3 daughters live in the Wichita area.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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