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Corn Hole Boards

My wife thought it would be a great idea that "I" build corn hole boards for all of our adult married children for Christmas. As a smart husband I did just that, and well, built one for us while I was at it.

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Comment by Tim Grace on May 25, 2015 at 12:39am

Very nicely done!  I may steal some of your ideas when I built a set for our family picnic. I especially like the adjustable legs with the integrated bubble level.

Comment by Mike Blair on January 25, 2015 at 4:48pm

Robert,

Being avid corn hole player and having built a few sets of boards, I must say I can see a lot of thought and planning went into these boards. These are very well built and I'm sure are very sturdy. Congratulations on a very nice set of boards. I hope you don't mind but I think my next set will include some of your ideas. Thanks for sharing and again these are very nice boards. 

Mike

Comment by Robert Goss on February 22, 2012 at 7:13pm

No it was very secure the latches are there just to hold the boards together, the cross bracing keeps from sliding up and down, they don't even rattle once they are latched. however with the bags they do carry some weight, nothing I would have my wife try to carry. I haven't weighed them yet but I would guess in the 45-50 lb area.

Comment by Jon Palmer on February 20, 2012 at 9:28pm

I did have one question. I like your use of the cross braces of the legs to provide the 'fit' for the nesting. With the use of catches at either end - did this provide a secure solution or was some further internal bracing needed?

Comment by Jon Palmer on February 20, 2012 at 9:26pm

Super nice set of board - agree with the previous comments that they the nicest boards I've seen. I built a 2x4 set, and have just completed an oak set using 1x3s. A nesting tailgate set is the next project and I'll certainly use some of your great ideas! Thanks for sharing the pics

Comment by Robert Goss on February 11, 2012 at 11:53am

Mykcrawford,

Yea the materials not counting the decals just as depicted inn the photos is 183.00. If I eliminate the adjustable legs and convert to poplar it drops to 94.00. 

So yea to sell them, it's in the 280.00 range. However, when I built the first one I created jigs for every part to eliminate the setup time for the router, miter saw and table saw. I can have all pieces for 1 board machined and ready for sanding in about 4 hours.

Of course they won't sell as fast as the 99$ boards, however when you pull these boards out at the tailgate you will draw attention and they play awesome, I placed the support cross bracing where the bags will usually land, so they are very solid sounding and will last for years.

Comment by mykcrawford on February 9, 2012 at 9:47pm

Very nice job. As someone who's built alot of these, these are some of the nicest I've seen. Seems like they would be very expensive to sell due to the amount of time put into it.

Comment by Robert Goss on January 15, 2012 at 4:53pm

The top is Birch plywood, I used two coats of sanding sealer  prior to applying the decals, then 7-8 coats of Minwax water based gloss poly. You'll need to sand between coats on the sanding sealer, then lightly sand with 400-600 grit between the first couple of coats of the poly after that it's just like applying coats of glass. I used a Fuji HVLP Mini-Mite 3 for all of the spraying. 

Actually the real sliding occurs when the bags start to seep the corn dust, the more you play the better the bags work!

Hope this helps.

Robert

Comment by Trevor Littlejohn on January 14, 2012 at 4:15pm

whats kind of wood did ya use for he top,, and did you add any wax, or antying,, for it to slide on

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