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Project by bent posted 08-27-2008 02:00 AM 2501 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

i built this cornhole set for a friend of mine. he wants them for the upcoming football season. it’s an odd team combination, but he’s from florida and now lives in indiana. the team logos are made from 1/4” plywood. i cut them out with my band saw, painted them, and then glued them down to the box face. this gives the logos a 3-d apperance, since they stand 1/4” proud on the playing surface. i used gorilla wood glue for this project. the box itself is made to take a beating. the box top is 3/4” oak plywood with a 2×4 frame underneath. the sides are 1/4” plywood (they are thiner for weight reduction). the key feature of this set is the use of space under the playing surface at the rear. i made insulated compartments that pivot down and perfectly hold a “beverage” bottle. the secondary material was a sheet of 3/4” styrofoam that i cut to fit inside the compartments to work as insulation for the bottles. i then used more wood glue on the insulation to hold it in place when the drink is removed.

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#2 posted 08-27-2008 03:31 AM

Nicely done. A buddy of mine builds these for sale and I think he may like the idea of the beverage compartment. Thanks for the post.

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#3 posted 08-27-2008 03:12 PM

Beverage compartment?!? Half the challenge of the game is to see how good you are at playing while holding a beer and you have drank several others. You’re making it too easy. :)

My wife told me I needed to make a set of these before her birthday party in 2 weeks. I better get going

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#4 posted 08-27-2008 08:40 PM

What is a corn hole set? :) What do you do with it?

I am not from the US, can you tell?

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#5 posted 08-27-2008 08:56 PM

They look very professionally made.I don’t exactly understand about the teams logo’s but I believe you throw a bean bag into the hole is this correct looks like good weather outdoor fun.Again well done Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#6 posted 08-27-2008 09:24 PM

Here in Texas we have a similar game but we call it Texas Washers, we use 2” washers, 8 total, 4 for each opponent, it is preferrable to paint the washers bright colors so you can find them, the pits are 25’ apart from the cup. The cup is typically 4” pvc pipe, 4.5” long recessed in the pit with the top flush with the sand…Lot of fun…

Up north and in the midwest they use one pound bags of is also called Baggo…pretty popular at Nascar and Speedways at tailgate parties….Heck I think they even have a movie coming out about it..

Anyway, nice game boards and well done..

-- Frank, Dallas,TX , , “I have a REALLY BIG chainsaw”

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#7 posted 08-28-2008 02:35 AM

i bet the raised edges of the logos help catch the bags and keep em on the board a bit more. (a feature I could sure use, my BIL’s set is super slick.

great feature – but do the bottles spend much time in their holders?

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#8 posted 08-28-2008 03:48 AM

sorry to confuse our friends from overseas. i didn’t know what cornhole was either, until i was commissioned to build this set. it’s basically a beanbag tossing game that is very similar to horseshoes. hopefully, you guys are familiar with pitching horseshoes. it’s mainly a social game for cookouts/tailgating, and is quite often played while drinking (thus the bottle holders). it’s becoming a popular game here the midwest. i’ve played a couple times since finishing this set, it’s a fun little game. the team logos are from professional football teams. blue and white are the indianapolis colts, and the red and black are the tampa bay buccanneers.

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#9 posted 08-28-2008 09:54 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#10 posted 04-23-2009 02:26 AM

I hope your pal likes them and gets a ton of use out of them.
The only improvement I could suggest is to burn that Colts one and make one to pay homage to the Mighty, Mighty Chicago Bears…..WOOF WOOF WOOF!!!
(Peyton Manning is Satan….lol)

Great job!

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