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  • Building Better Cornhole Boards!

    The steel wool polishes the finish to the point where it's very very slick. I had the same experience in the past. Same with wood polish. Not good. I suggest spraying them with a water based aerosol clear coat like Verathane Semi-Gloss. Should still look great but give them a new finish that isn't too slick. If you want, this is a great question for our Facebook Group "Cornhole Collective" lots of experienced builders and first timers on there.

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    $1 framing brackets. they're on the far wall by lumber in all Home Depot and Lowe's stores I've been to.

    I suggest drilling pocketholes into scrap, screw into it and compare the length of the screw extending through the edge to the thickness of your material. No measuring needed and you'll know it's not going to bust through your deck. 1/2"? you should try 3/4" decks. they play SO much better.

    WHAT?! that's awesome. I've had a couple requests for "Chippo" some people call it. Need to try this.

    Glad you asked. the 1" recessed bottom creates "feet" out of the long sides. This gives the boards MUCH more stability on uneven surfaces than a flat board across the edge that hits the ground. Also, it allows you to attach eye bolts to the bottom of the frame for a 27' cord to keep the playing distance and the eye bolt won't extend past the deck. Now, when you stand them on the bottom edge in the garage they won't ruin the bolt.

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  • Building Better Cornhole Boards!

    If you have a router, make your own home jig and you won’t be “irregular” any more. Just posted a video on how to do it. https://youtu.be/HtC-pvbcXrw

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  • Building Better Cornhole Boards!

    I can’t attach anything in messages here. Suggest you join Instagram, lots of pics and videos on my page there. Message me there if you need more. I wouldn’t recommend waiting to cut the holes. If you mess up you’ve wasted a frame. I don’t use decals or recommend using decals. Stained designs look better than paint IMO. Sorry, haven’t done ring toss just cornhole Jengas, giant dominos, LCR, Yardzee, and Kubb which is AWESOME.

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  • Building Better Cornhole Boards!

    Both boards, no bags, is 55lbs

    Good plywood is a bit more than 4x8 so the blade “kerf” doesn’t reduce the size.

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  • Building Better Cornhole Boards!

    This is probably easier than typing it all out. Let me know if you have questions.https://youtu.be/lCsyG58bGDc

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  • Building Better Cornhole Boards!

    Oh, yes! Roundover the frame corners with a 1/4” roundover bit, then attach it to the deck, then roundover all the edges of the frame. After all is said and done, all the edges of the deck and frame are rounded over.

    Yes, wow, good catch. when I started rounding the corners, I needed to pull the frame in a little bit so the sides of the frame are 47 1/4" now. For the corners, I use a flush trim bit to round them with a bottom-mounted flush trim corner template. Then, I round over all the top and bottom edges with a 1/4" round over bit.

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  • Building Better Cornhole Boards!

    Great question, I’ve seen some weather proof boards made entirely of thick white acrylic. Like the polywood material used for outdoor furniture. No idea what the slide would be like on acrylic. I have some plexiglass I could clamp to a normal set and see what happens. Interesting test!

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  • Building Better Cornhole Boards!

    Yeah, good point. Standard nuts or wing nuts to temporarily hold the legs in place while you mark the feet is helpful.

    Interesting. 13” is plenty for mien. I have a couple dozen precut legs just waiting to be installed. The leg length really depends on the rake you like and that changes based on where you place your bolt hole. Sorry your legs weren’t long enough. YouTube “cornhole collective” for a few videos of the whole thing.

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  • Building Better Cornhole Boards!

    Direct printed designs are popular. I’d suggest West Georgia Cornhole for that. They do a great job. Depending on the techniques, you can stencil designs with stain and paint and there is no vinyl left when you’re done. That’s what I do.

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  • Building Better Cornhole Boards!

    Drill your bolt hole on one side of the board based on the leg angle that you like. I add small blocks inside the frame to beef up the joint where the leg hits the frame. After you have one leg at the angle you like, make a little template to mark and transfer that exact hole placement to the other side for the other leg.

    Jigsaw is the worst option. Hole saw is good but it’s single-purpose. I made a router baseplate template out of plexi and use an upspiral cutting bit. Easy, simple and fast, perfect holes. Message me on Instagram if you have questions about making yourself a template.

    You can do flush frames where the sides and deck are flush, flat sides. I like the look of recessed frames where the deck extends about 1/4” beyond the frame all the way around.

    For sure! Make them look great. I have lots of how posts and videos on my Instagram @MossBoards. I make vinyl stencils to paint and stain designs. I find that’s a lot better than decals or wraps that can peel, crack, or get discolored. I use gel stains, always. Minwax (good), Verathane (good), and General Finishes (best), acrylic paints (the cheap little bottles from Hobby Lobby) and ProFinisher water based polyurethane.

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  • The dirty jokes are endless. I dare you to Google "Cornhole Terminology." find out what a dirty bag, hooker, and cow pie are. Not as dirty as they sound.

    Hi Ashley! You too! You said "first" so someday you'll make more. You've got new tools to put to use!

    Thanks! Lots of trial and error, fixing things that aren't just right. I've got builder's OCD when it comes to things with my name on them.

    It is a board on which you play Cornhole! Imagine the game of horseshoes played with 1lb beanbags and lots of adult beverages. Rules are different but the concept of throwing things at a small target is the same.

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