Corn Hole Boards

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Project by Eric posted 10-24-2021 11:42 PM 668 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Corn Hole Board Set. This was another gift for my daughter’s wedding, since she likes yard games.

Regulation size 2’ x 4’, built from 1×4 radiata pine, (dado’s for corners, cross pieces and the top edge to inset the 1/2” birch plywood, there is also a grove to create the storage bins for the bags). Used 1-1/2” poplar for the scoring between the legs, creating a abicas. One case to hold everything.

The wedding theme is fall sunflowers, hence the playing field. The board was finished first with a white wash. Colors are acrylic for playing field (that was the hardest part, I am not a painting artist) once flower was completed, there was a second white wash using the blue and green. Then the board was sealed with 3 coats of Spar Varnish, with a 0000 wool buffing then a micro fiber cloth.

Thanks for looking

-- Eric, building the dream

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#1 posted 10-25-2021 12:36 AM

Looks like a nice set, Eric!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#2 posted 10-25-2021 12:38 AM

Thanks Dave. The lumber was purchased, milled, and put together in a day. The painting took a few weekends to get it right.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#3 posted 10-25-2021 12:54 AM

Great looking game boards, Eric. I like the counters on them too.

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 10-25-2021 01:20 AM

+1 on the score counters, nice job!

-- “Often wrong but never in doubt”. Dave in WV.

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#5 posted 10-25-2021 01:23 AM

Thanks Jim. She has a thought as to what she is getting. Can’t wait to see her face when it’s presented next weekend.

Having dinner with her in Cedar Springs on Thursday.

Thanks Dave in WV. Don’t remember where I saw it, but I liked the idea.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#6 posted 10-25-2021 01:36 AM

These look great! Very neat gift.

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#7 posted 10-25-2021 02:34 AM

G’day Eric. They look amazing sir.
They are not something we have downunder

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#8 posted 10-25-2021 06:08 AM

So cool painted , cool game…. Nicely done, great work!!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 10-25-2021 12:38 PM

Nice boards. The simple solution of the counters is excellent for those who make it a drinking game.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#10 posted 10-25-2021 04:30 PM

Nice gift Eric.
Do you play. I was at the Lackawanna Station hotel in Scranton Pa. visiting my family. In the parking they were holding a Corn Hole competition. I was amazed at how good these players were.

If you get time look up that hotel it’s an old but beautiful building.

-- James E McIntyre

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#11 posted 10-25-2021 10:23 PM

BB1, thank you

Peter, thank you. Hey they have professional games here in the states. Some of the folks are good, and yes it surprised me when I saw one of the competitions on TV.

Ivan, thank you. The painting was the hardest part for me. It’s kind of like horse shoes, only safer.

Dave (doubleDD), thank you. I saw all kinds of scoring devises, I wanted to have one that would fit into the case. And I also wanted it to be wood.

James, thank you. No I don’t play, but I might start. The next time I head up to New York, I may have to check out the hotel.

Note: I see a few more if these being built, big item around here. I am thinking about doing an outline of the local lake. Sell them to some of the homeowners. Hey, most of the lake houses start at half mil, and those are the little ones. Lake Keowee is a beautiful lake.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#12 posted 10-26-2021 12:08 AM

Great boards for a wonderful game, thank you for sharing this with us today

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#13 posted 10-26-2021 12:13 AM

Norman, thank you. I am sure my daughter will love them, and it matches her wedding theme.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#14 posted 11-02-2021 11:04 AM

Daughter Loved the set. And they will get used.

-- Eric, building the dream

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