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Old 08-04-2009, 11:25 AM   #1
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Odd question...

I am trying to construct a combination ladderball/cornhole game for my yard. I need a flat, strong, lightweight cheap surface, in which I will cut a hole for the cornhole (I didn't make up the name!) board. The frame will be made of PVC pipe.

What is the best type of surface (24" x 48") to use that will not cost too much and will easily bond to PVC? I would prefer it to be white and/or paintable.

When ladderball is being played, this flat surface would be on the ground, so it would need to be water resistant.

The choices I can think of are:

PVC Sheet - I have never even seen this, but google tells me it exists. No idea where to get it or the cost.

Plexiglass Sheet - seems easy enough, but expensive and not easy to cut a hole in it without cracking.

Plywood - cheap option, but securing it to PVC neatly might be difficult. Also may have issues with water.

Any ideas? Or maybe there is a forum in which this question might be more appropriate?

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Old 08-04-2009, 11:40 AM   #2
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how is the game played? what stresses will this 2'x4' piece need to endure? walking/jumping on it?
will it sit outside all the time? need more input.

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No standing or walking on it, just a hole cut into it and beanbags thrown at it from across the yard.

It won't be outside all the time, I'll store it in the garage, so it would need to endure freezing temperatures, as I live in NY.
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how is the pvc tubing used? as legs to support the panel upright?

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funny.... a google ad for the cornhole boards is showing now. do you see it too?

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Old 08-04-2009, 12:08 PM   #6
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The PVC pipe would look like the picture here (I just made it in paint) The board would lay on top of this 2x4' rectangle with a crossbeam in the middle for support.

I didn't see the google ad, that's funny though.
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How about dairy barn liner? also known as kemlite which is what they use inside of a refig reefer trailer. Its light,tough and white. Bonds to anything, and resists water etc, since it is a fiberglass panel!! Comes in about 8' rolls. I have tons of it and would be glad to contribute to your game if I reserve the right to 'observe' same game in action!! Gonna stop by and pick some up?? Just a sceneic short jaunt to Nebraska!! Well MAYBE it would be cheaper to find a lumber yard that has some,,or some seconds,dings and dents etc. I know you are a GOOD shopper!!
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hmm, it's right under the last post on mine.
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Dairy barn liner? Where would I find such a thing?

Here's a better picture of both games.
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I've seen Lasco board at Lowes. It is a glass re-inforced plastic sheet that would be pretty tough. I never tried it, but you might be able to bond it to the PVC pipe. My understanding is that the ladder game part would be the support when playing the corn hole game. Cool idea to get both games in one.
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Ideally, the ladder would be removable, and the top rung would separate from the rest of the ladder. Then this rung would screw onto the back of the base to be used as the back legs for cornhole.


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