|Project by timothybowman||posted 12-23-2009 06:02 PM||1603 views||5 times favorited||3 comments|
This Bean Bag game is for my father-in-law. One of the first things i ever built was a bean bag game for his annual Fourth of July Family Reunion. I made it out of 1/2” MDF and 2” x 2” construction lumber. They were BIG, BULKY, and Horrible to look at. I built the hole too large and the MDF bounced the bags up and nearly into orbit! And now after 5 years they are falling apart. Ive Upgraded my Woodworking skills since then, and so this year im upgrading the set that started it all.
It is 3/4” Birch Ply that i rabbeted to the Select Pine frame. There are no screws or nails, just rabbets and glue joints. The Legs fold up into the body on a carridge bolt and wingnut. It Locks together with latching hardware and a handle for breifcase-like transportation. I included a bag storage drawer on the interior of each board to hold the bags. The Finish is Minwax Ipswitch Pine, Watco Satin clear coat, and Rustoleum Exterior Oil paints.
Oh and after i gave my wife a solid maple endgrain cuttingboard, she comes down to the shop while im making these and says, “OOOOO!! I LIKE THIS! Why are you painting over it? Its Beautiful!” She was refering to the plywood edges. facepalm Well, at least i know i dont have to buy and expensive materials to please her.
-- --------tim bowman--------