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C2>The Boognish / Pentagram

The Boognish / Pentagram

 
by Kevin Blong 
(Portland, OR)
 
The objective was simple. I was in search of a good set of plans to build a set of Cornhole Boards; the Internet was the indispensable tool used to achieve this goal. After a couple google searches, I stumbled upon cornhole-game.org with their promise to send plans through email if only I subscribe to the e-newsletter. Bam! Detailed plans were sent and away I went!; to the lumberyard, that is. The plans told me exactly what I needed to get so it was no sweat picking the pieces. A minor $25 was spent for the board's materials. For the cutting, I only needed a circular saw and a jig saw to get the job done. Slap the pieces together, put a few screws in the thing and viola! the boards were whole! After a few test games, it was time for painting. I decided to do opposite colors of black and red for the boards. Of course, Ween's iconic god of sorts, the Boognish, had to be on at least one of the boards. Greg, my roommate at the time, inspired the Pentagram on the other board. He likes to draw pentagrams, enough said. I must mention, because I am from the Midwest, I opted for 3 ft. long boards instead of the standard 4. It just seemed right. Making this modification was as easy as cutting 3 pieces 1 ft. shorter - piece of cake. Overall, the project took about 2 hours to acquire the plans, obtain the materials, and assemble the boards. The spray-painting took a couple days due to multiple coats. It was a wonderful experience that gave me a satisfying sense of accomplishment knowing that I now own a sweet set of cornhole boards that were built with my own two hands! I told some pals back home in Chicago about the site and they too succeeded in building their own sets! Cornholetournament at my house every Tuesday afternoon!