"Dean dome" cornhole boards

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Project by glatzenator posted 09-19-2011 01:59 AM 5036 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was asked to build these boards for a friend who wanted to give them as a wedding gift (for UNC alums and die-hard fans of Carolina basketball, if you couldn’t tell)

I just built a standard cornhole board frame out of 2×4s, added fold-out legs, and attached some cabinet ply to the frame with stainless deck screws. Most of the project time was devoted to stenciling and painting the top, then I finished it with 4 coats of poly and polished it up to make it look like a court floor.

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Marty Eargle

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#1 posted 09-19-2011 02:34 AM

That’s a fine looking board…but I have to admit that it would look a lot better in dark blue ;)

The only really difference from the boards that I’ve made is that I use wood glue and dowels to hold the face board onto the frame…simply for the sake of not having to hide screw tops. Though I do take care of my set a bit more than the average person might…so glue gives plenty of hold for me.

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#2 posted 09-19-2011 04:54 AM

Did you make the bags or are you buying some?

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#3 posted 09-19-2011 06:03 AM

@ Marty- There is only one color blue. You’re looking at it. Aside from that, thanks! Dowels would certainly look nicer. The customer didn’t understand why cabinet-grade ply cost more than the regular stuff, so I figured “aw f-ck it” when it came to securing the tops.

@ Dave- A local hardware store actually sells cornhole bags in different colors, so we found a set that matched.

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#4 posted 09-30-2011 08:41 PM

That’s what I’m talking about … GO TARHEELS!

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