My First Project Post...Custom Cornhole Boards

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Project by Revrand1 posted 741 days ago 4777 views 14 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello All,

I fiinaly decided to jump in and post something after admiring so many other projects for over a year now. I am pretty new to woodworking, but I am definitely bitten by the bug.

These are few of the commissioned cornhole boards that I have built for friends and co-workers. Building these is what got me into woodworking in the first place.

They are built out of 1×3 poplar and 1/2 inch birch plywood and they are held together using pocket screws and glue.

Comments and suggestions are welcome. I hope to post more projects in the future!

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#1 posted 741 days ago

Beautiful work! To make them so clean and highly detailed is an effort by itself.

Are the tops painted? What did you use for the designs … stencils …templates?

I dare say you must be near the Boston area!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#2 posted 741 days ago

Thank you! The themes are decals, but everything else is painted (striping, circle around the hole etc.) They are painted with high gloss paint and then coated with about 6 coats of polycrylic.

I would like to learn how to do stenciling some day, but they are enough work as it is :o)

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#3 posted 741 days ago

What’s the final size of the boards? I’ve made hundreds of boards but all 2×4. Looking to make something a bit smaller for portability.. Awesome job on the boards though, they look great!

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#4 posted 741 days ago

The regulation boards are 2×4..The Bruins set is 2×3..fits easier in a car to bring to a party. I build them like a case so the bags can fit in them. Even the smaller sets still weigh alot with the bags in them. I had a chance to look at your boards..very nice!

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#5 posted 741 days ago

Great work on these (except for the Red Sox logo, haha). Your paint job is superb. I keep seeing people make these and I swear I’m gonna build a set one of these days, but I just haven’t gotten around to it yet.

EDIT: Also love the handles. Great idea.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#6 posted 741 days ago

Fantastic. And you have given me a great idea with the decals. One Clemson and one USC for my girls to do battle. One went to each school and a big rivalry here in SC. Love them.

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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#7 posted 741 days ago

I guess you checked out my facebook page? Thanks. I’m going to make a smaller set like those. I’m thinking 1.5 by 3. Keep with the 2×4 proportions. I also built an air mail box which is a 1.5×1.5 foot box set up for practicing. I like the idea of making the boards like a box with those latches. Very nice boards.

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#8 posted 741 days ago

LOVE the handle idea. I have no idea why that never occurred to me. I have tried 8000 different handles and straps. This is so simple and smart. I hope you don’t mind that I am stealing the idea. :)

-- Think Twice, Decide Once - Still cut three times

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#9 posted 738 days ago

Go! Go! Black and Gold! nice job man

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#10 posted 728 days ago

Awesome – great job

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#11 posted 728 days ago

Those are really nice thanks for sharing

-- --May you have fair winds and following seas--

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