When I was a kid my grandparents had this game that we would play and play and play. It was all handmade and I can remember trying to lug those boards around as a child. The bags were made by my grandma and were made out of old jeans and had beans in them. This was so much fun to play when we were kids.
I played this game 30 years ago before it was ever sold in stores. I remember the first time I saw this game as a commercial item. It was such a weird feeling to see this game I use to play as a child out and everyone playing it. None the less – this game has become very popular. We have not owned our own set – until now.
I decided it was time to get a set. So I looked them up online and was surprised at how much they cost for a set. Then I looked at how much they were to have them customized and that was even more expensive. You see our house is a divided house – Cowboys and Bucs. So to set that was custom made was going to cost a pretty penny. So I decided to look into making my own set and this created a monster! I am pretty sure my wife was ready to divorce me before she saw the finished project.
So I looked up the plans and set out to the Homo Depot.
Got all the parts I needed and started my new project in the garage.
I had a great helper.
My wife had a great view.
All the pieces cut.
The boards are together.
Measuring and making the hole.
We then decided on a design.
Taping off and painting the white strip.
Taping off and painting the bottom half of the boards.
Top half of the boards were done the same way. Here are the painted boards
The decals go on.
Polyurethane goes over the entire board to seal the decals and all the wood.
So there you have it – our finished, custom made boards. I then ordered bean bags to match our boards.
I have requests to make two more sets. LOL Guess they turned out all right.