|Forum topic by BinghamtonEd||posted 04-25-2012 02:15 PM||6960 views||1 time favorited||9 replies|
04-25-2012 02:15 PM
A friend of mine who is not-so-handy wants to have some cornhole boards made for his cinco de mayo party. Last minute, I know. I wish he’d given me a few weeks. The plan is to construct them from 3/4” birch ply, with iron-on edge-banding on any visible edges.
I’m looking for ideas that will make the grain of the plywood pop. From what I’ve read about these boards, the desired final finish will be a few coats of polyurethane or polycrylic.
Bear in mind, the boards need to be usable on May 5th, so my options are limited. I figure the poly itself needs to cure a minimum of 5 days to a week before the beanbags start getting tossed on it.
Any ideas? I plan to cut all parts tonight, finish them seperately, then use pocket hole screws on the underside to assemble. So if anything is going on under the poly, it needs to have a cure time of less than 3 days before the poly goes on.
Also, if you have a suggestion that you’ve tried and have pictures of, pictures are always helpful.
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