Dart Board Surround

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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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#1 posted 2390 days ago

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 2390 days ago

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.


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

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#3 posted 2390 days ago

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 2390 days ago

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 2390 days ago

Great solution, and a nice job.

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#6 posted 2390 days ago

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 (

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#7 posted 2390 days ago

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

-- Working at Woodworking

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#8 posted 2390 days ago

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

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#9 posted 2389 days ago

Very classy. The black paint was a good choice.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#10 posted 2387 days ago

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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#11 posted 2387 days ago

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 2175 days ago

Jason looks great.a nice job.

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#13 posted 1607 days ago

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

-- Jen loves wood!

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#14 posted 300 days ago

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


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#15 posted 300 days ago

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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