Dartboard - wine cork backing

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Project by slydog posted 05-24-2014 08:48 PM 2966 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This was my first venture into making a DartBoard – what I found was that a cork backing was really expensive!!! What I substituted for that generic cork was wine corks – they can be picked/gathered from all sorts of places: bars, friends, family, …. The best part is you can generally get them for free and they provide a much better backstop for a dart then the skimpy cork layers you can generally find.

-- slydog, Houston

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#1 posted 05-24-2014 10:05 PM

Nice looking backing for a dart board, great job.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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#2 posted 05-25-2014 02:49 AM

Enjoy your project. Looks great.


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#3 posted 05-25-2014 07:05 AM

Good work on the dart board,
Cork, yep you need to ferret out a supplier of reasonable priced cork.

I made a dart board some time ago and found the same problem.
Initally I did a deal with a carpet outlet for some damaged cork floor tiles, then set about finding a decent supplier.

Some more pictures of your project would be nice, but I guess you are too busy using it !!

-- Regards Rob

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#4 posted 05-25-2014 12:40 PM

What a gr8 idea. Good thinking.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#5 posted 05-25-2014 03:18 PM

Great board and nice back-stop idea…. Gives it character and saves money!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 05-26-2014 05:29 AM

Very Nice Work Indeed Slydog! Thanks For Sharing.


-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#7 posted 05-26-2014 04:04 PM

@Robert I didn’t take too may during the process. Here’s a pic with the doors closed. I did a second one for my in-laws: isn’t it wonderful how you figure out how to do things better the second time around?

-- slydog, Houston

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