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Got tired of friends missing the board and hitting the wall in my newly finished bar. I went to the office supply store ad bought the largest peg board they had. I ripped off the cheap plastic frame and cut it to size with a razor knife. Unfortunately, the cork was only about 1/4” thick so, I backed it with a piece of 2” rigid foam insulation. Wrapped the entire thing with pine and drilled a few holes in the bottom trim to store the darts. Sprayed it with a few coats of Krylon gloss black. It’s hung with a French cleat.

-- Measure once; Cut Twice, Three Times, Four Times...





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RobH

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#1 posted 01-08-2008 05:25 AM

That is super cool Jason. Very creative.

Next time you need cork board, look for a product called Novacork. It is a product made by the Homasote company. It is basically cork veneered onto 1/2” homasote. Homasote is nothing but a dense compressed paper product that is usually used in sound proofing in commercial buildings.

Have fun playing darts. I am waiting for the day that I can set something like that up in my house.

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA

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#2 posted 01-08-2008 05:45 AM

Jason looks great. I’ll keep this idea in mind.
Can’t wait to finish my basement to get my dart board back on the wall.

Welcome to Lumber Jocks btw.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#3 posted 01-08-2008 06:20 AM

Too pretty to throw darts at.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#4 posted 01-08-2008 06:51 AM

That should save the walls! Good job.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#5 posted 01-08-2008 11:45 AM

Great solution, and a nice job.

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#6 posted 01-08-2008 01:24 PM

I’d still miss the board.

You made the process sound like it took you 5 min. to do – including the drive time!!
Impressive end result.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#7 posted 01-08-2008 02:25 PM

Looks good and does what it’s supposed to. Sounds like a success to me. Good work.

-- Working at Woodworking http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com

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#8 posted 01-08-2008 06:09 PM

Necessity is the mother if make it up to function. Well done

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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#9 posted 01-09-2008 07:05 PM

Very classy. The black paint was a good choice.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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woodboy34

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#10 posted 01-11-2008 02:12 AM

that is vary nice i am comeing over to play some darts just kidding that is vary nice keep on working hard jason k

-- dave m

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Chris

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#11 posted 01-11-2008 04:29 AM

Very Nice… Now all I have to do is find a room to throw darts in for my own board.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#12 posted 08-10-2008 03:18 AM

Jason looks great.a nice job.

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#13 posted 03-01-2010 08:07 PM

Syrofoam! That’s my solution to my 1/4” cork board, THANKS

-- Jen loves wood!

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dadw3boys

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#14 posted 09-28-2013 12:56 PM

I’m curious if you framed out the cork on the wall or if you mounted it on a board and then framed it out? This is my weekend project thanks for the nice photo

Thanks

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JasonK

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#15 posted 09-28-2013 01:44 PM

Thanks dadw3boys,

The ‘base’ layer is 1/2” ply, then a layer of 1/2” foam insulation then the cork. There is a ring of 1/2” ply around the foam layer that I used as a nailer for the exposed trim. The entire unit is pretty heavy so I hung it with a French cleat that spans the entire back of the board. Good luck this weekend!

-- Measure once; Cut Twice, Three Times, Four Times...

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