Florida State Bean Bag Set

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Project by Dan M posted 06-01-2008 08:33 PM 6683 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s a bit of a blessing and a curse I’m afraid but every time someone I know sees one of the bean bag sets I am making they almost immediately ask me to build one for them … such is the case with this set which I recently completed for my brother

He is a big fan of the FSU Seminoles (so much so that I should’ve snuck a Florida Gator logo in there somewhere) and gave me total creative freedom—as long as I used actual colors .. thanks to the “Team Colors” commercials that our local big-box chain runs

Same as every other set—24”w x 36”l x 4”d—1×4 box frame with a 1/2” MDO face .. hand drawn and painted

The next set I make I’m keeping….

-- Dan M, SW Suburbs, Chicago IL

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#1 posted 06-02-2008 12:15 AM

another nice set!
again, nice work on the hand painting.

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#2 posted 06-02-2008 01:07 AM

Very cool Dan. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#3 posted 06-02-2008 11:47 AM

This is another nice set. These are extremely popular especially with the ability to personalize them.

Did you make the bags as well?

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 06-02-2008 11:59 AM

I will bite, out loud and in public. Bean Bag Set? What exactly is this thing? It appears to be great craftsmanship, nice painting at the least. I’m not knocking it, just declaring my ignorance. But I can’t say that’s a really nice one of “those” when I haven’t a clue what THOSE are. I’m thinking it’s a dikfore . . . ;-)

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Dan M

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#5 posted 06-02-2008 03:51 PM

LOL – that’s great!

Bean Bag, or tailgate toss, or just “bags” is a backyard game much like horse shoes in that each board is placed a distance apart – something like 25 feet – and players alternate turns by trying to toss a corn filled bag onto the board, or preferably, into the hole to accumulate points. It’s a very popular game with many places around where I live actually sponsoring tournaments for charity, etc.

Scott – I did not make the bags this go around .. while I do own a sewing machine it’s one power tool I haven’t tried to master ;-)

-- Dan M, SW Suburbs, Chicago IL

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#6 posted 06-02-2008 06:44 PM

In Ohio they call it cornhole. I just built a set for my church (bought the bags online $20 a set including shipping). Great for picnics, tailgateing, etc. Like horseshoes but MUCH safer.

-- Leon -- Houston, TX - " I create all my own designs and it looks like it "

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#7 posted 06-11-2008 09:36 PM

Leon’s right. They call it “cornhole” in Indiana, also. It’s extremely popular with the college crowd. And, there is an association with rules and platform specifications:


-- -- Jim E., Oswego, NY. Create, have fun, and work safely!

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#8 posted 06-11-2008 09:37 PM

Oh, forgot to mention that Seminole graphics are great!

-- -- Jim E., Oswego, NY. Create, have fun, and work safely!

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