cornhole boards

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Project by Shanman posted 01-03-2013 12:47 PM 3805 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have recently started making cornhole boards for my friends. The set pictured was the 1st set that I made for myself (a Jayhawk Fan for life). I used standard 2×4’s for the frame (24”x48”), and 24”x48” -1/2” Birch plywood for the deck. I used Birch for the smooth suface, and the way it looks underneath the water-based Poly-Crylic. I also used water based Red and Blue paints from Home depots selection of official Team Colors paint lines. The more sets that I make, I find out that using les of the paint, and leaving the natural color of the Birch ply-wood, looks a whole lot better. I am also trying to engineer a set that is lighter, portable and less expensive to make. I need a better system to get the folding legs assembled, to get the official 12” hieght on the rear of the boards. Next board will be a Tail-Gating version with a 1”x4” frame with the demensions being 24”x36”. Have a question for all of you….Can you sray Poly-Cryic through a HVLP air spay gun? Some people say “yes” and others say its too thick, and you arent supposed to thin it out…Thanks for lookin, will be posting more of my boards at a later date….

-- Shan, Colorado

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#1 posted 01-03-2013 02:30 PM

How are you doing the legs right now? Are you trying to attach the legs quicker or are you going for a different look?

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#2 posted 01-03-2013 09:13 PM

I dont have a band saw, so I have to cut a radius at the top of the leg with a jig saw….Ita just the plan I have seems to make it more difficult than it really is….

-- Shan, Colorado

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#3 posted 01-03-2013 09:42 PM

My legs fold up…and the plans I have for the boards are ok, but im used to using math for measurements, not 2×4 jigs to place th hole for the bolt on which the leg pivots….id have to send u the plan I downloaded for the boards…

-- Shan, Colorado

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#4 posted 01-04-2013 01:54 AM

Looks great, excellent finishing. Would look better with a Georgia Bulldog in the middle.

I am sure you thought of this, but my travel set has some framing on the bottom side and velcro on the bottom edges so that you can close the two boards together with the bean bags inside.

-- Joe

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#5 posted 01-04-2013 02:44 PM

Very nice. Rock Chalk Jayhawk!

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