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Project by AllorNoThumbs posted 12-10-2018 02:06 PM 1413 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Trying to solve that age old problem of spilling your drink on the ground whilst playing Cornhole. I saw images on-line of sticking a metal rod in the ground type of drink holder but wanted something that would self-store and work on all surfaces. So I came up with this. My first attempt on the drink stand was made of solid pine but made the whole box pretty heavy, so that one I cut the center panels cut out to reduce weight (pics 1-3). My second attempt (pics 4-6) I bought 1×6’s, ripped for the frame and used the extra to build stands; this was lighter and easier, pocket holed together. 3/4” plywood top for no-bounce. Added rope handles. It was recommended to use a water base finish over stickers so I used water based poly for the first time (not a fan), perhaps polycrylic would have been better?? Give for my son, the fireman! I think he will be able to show up all his buddies on the next game time!!

-- enjoy your wood...





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therealSteveN

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#1 posted 12-10-2018 03:05 PM

That is a great board. Did you make it X 2, or is it’s mate just the board itself?

I noted what looks like a storage bay in this shot. Is that to hold the bags?

Thanks for sharing.

-- Think safe, be safe

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HokieKen

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#2 posted 12-10-2018 03:40 PM

Very cool! I’ve been asked to come up with some kind of scoreboard that can be stored in the boards when not in use. After a few beers, asking 4 people to count to 21 individually and agree on the outcome can get dicey ;-) Just a thought for your next improvement!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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PaulDoug

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#3 posted 12-10-2018 04:11 PM

Very clever and great looking. Need something to detour some, ah, inebriated player or cheerleader from trying to sit on it or climb it!

Very nice looking Cornhole box also.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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mel52

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#4 posted 12-10-2018 04:42 PM

Getting ready to make a set for my son-in-law for Christmas. May have to use this design. Great job !!!

-- MEL, Kansas

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AllorNoThumbs

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#5 posted 12-10-2018 05:39 PM

Steve,
Yes, the bags self store also. Most board makers use 1/2” top with 2×4 frame, I went with 3/4” top with one-by frame to save on weight and insure the top doesn’t bounce.

Kenny,
I though about running numbers down the sides of the drink holders (put it in Roman numerals, see how that works!) and maybe using a Pony clip, golf tee, or something to keep track of the score… but the score always changes from end to end! lol!

-- enjoy your wood...

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therealSteveN

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#6 posted 12-10-2018 06:44 PM



Very cool! I ve been asked to come up with some kind of scoreboard that can be stored in the boards when not in use. After a few beers, asking 4 people to count to 21 individually and agree on the outcome can get dicey ;-) Just a thought for your next improvement!

- HokieKen

Spoken like a person who has been around a corn hole game. Great idea.

-- Think safe, be safe

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HokieKen

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#7 posted 12-10-2018 07:33 PM

I had considered just 2 dowels with 21 beads. But somehow I’m certain that partway through each game someone would forget which way they were sliding the beads….

Which, while typing that, it dawns on me that giving one player from each team 21 beads/marbles/ball bearings/whatever and a cut might be the perfect solution. Then they could keep the “tokens” in their pocket and take the appropriate amount out and deposit in the cup. hmmmmm….

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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