|Project by davethenovice||posted 04-29-2011 10:39 PM||1489 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
Bean Bags, Cornhole, Bags – whatever you want to call it is a game played out doors and is very popular in some areas of the country as well as big with tailgaters.
My grandpa built a set of these about 25 years ago for my family which my dad has possession of in Michigan which we still use every summer. The original bag ramps were made of 1/2 pine plywood with closed sides, stained and finished with poly. Due to my limited space in the garage, I figured I would construct something that would still work for the game, but was a little more space friendly and better for travel for vacations.
I used construction 2X4”s for the sides and legs as well as 1/2” pine plywood for the top. I am a new woodworker, so there is no fancy joinery used in this project. I am still learning to use my tools, cut correctly and finish projects using stain and poly. If my skills advance I will move on to the different types of joinery for future projects as well as upgrade my tools! The frame is connected via pocket hole screws I just counter sunk screws from the top into the frame to attach it.
I just need to add a few more coats of poly to the ramp on the right then wax them up and they will be ready to go. Inaugural game will be played Memorial Weekend when family comes into town (if I can get my wife to finish the bags of course!)
Thanks for looking!
-- Dave the novice - Illinois