cornhole boards

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Project by smiod posted 01-16-2017 04:08 AM 791 views 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I asked my kids if they would like cornhole boards as their Christmas presents, they all jumped at the idea. I bought enough wood for 3 boards because I have 3 kids…..then it dawned on me that it is a set of 2 boards per kid, so off I go to order more wood…lol! The sides and legs are maple (1×4) and the top is 1/2” A2 birch. The birch comes a little oversize so I had the lumberyard cut the plywood to approx 24 1/8×48 1/8, might have been even a little larger then that. I built the frame 24×48 then attached the top and routered it flush to the frame. The frame was constructed using glue and pocket holes. I cut the center hole and applied 2 coats of Kills 2. I let that dry good then I applied a paint scheme using semi-gloss paint, allowed it dry good, lightly sanded with 400 sandpaper. Allowed the paint to dry a least a week or two and then applied decals. After the decals set a couple of days I sprayed 7 coats of Polyurethane, light sanding between coats. I used a finishline 3 HVLP. I set the pressure to about 15 lbs and open the flow needle. I recommend a test. Your speed is essential because the material will flow heavy. I made a jig to make the legs I attached them using fastener bolts and nuts that had a shoulder with a nylon washer between the base & the leg. I wanted legs that overlapped the base for strength. As an added attraction I added lights around the hole. I used a blue light because a figured a white LED might be too bright. They take a 9v battery. I ordered quality cornhole bags on line and a porter cable tool bag to keep the bags, a small screw driver to replace the battery and a length of weed wacker line 27’ long with washers attached to the ends for distance between boards. My kids loved them and I’m sure they will have a fun summer.

-- stan, oxford, mi As my Idol Norm always said "never enough money and never enough clamps"

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#1 posted 01-16-2017 10:08 PM

Those are cool! They would get a lot of attention in a campground. Very nice work!

-- Doug, Reed City, Michigan

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#2 posted 01-17-2017 12:41 AM

Love it. I grew up in Michigan. Played hockey for Little Cesar’s, and Love the Wings. Great job. Where did you get the decals? Great work.

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

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