Decklan asked: ..."I was wondering if anyone knows the ins and outs of hanging crokinole
boards. i have been hearing that hanging them is the best way to keep
them from warping. my only wonder is do you have to have some sort of
hooks underneath to hang them on or can you hang it just from the edge
of the board or from the wood underneath. i kind of think that it is
cheesey to hang it on a wall, but if it is protecting the board, then i
guess it would work. i don't know what to think.
So what do you do with your board when you don't have it out ready for
action - after all, some of us like to eat off that kitchen table now
and again? I've heard that leaning it upright behind a door, behind the chesterfield,under the staircase in the basement
or anywhere is not such a great idea because it might warp the board.
That would be tragedy and compromise the playability of the board.
Ideally the board should be laid down flat somewhere that doesn't
experience extremes in temperature or humidity (i.e. not the garage
Not everyone has enough house to keep their board horizontally flat so here are some vertically flat solutions.
If you have a board that has some hollowed out space underneath you can put in eyehooks like the ones used to hang picture frames. (I have the picture wire taped to the board because I'm not hanging my board that way at the moment and the wire would scrape the table when I used a lazy susan to practice on my own.)
If you have a heavier board or one that is flat on the bottom or you don't want to be screwing things into your board you can make or have a frame made for it. Here's one that boardmaker Willard Martin made, it has grooves in the top and bottom crosspieces that hold the board in place, and is adjustable too so it fits any board between 29 - 31 inches and it has a rack on top to hold the discs. I have to get another one of these, they're great.
Here's how it looks with a board in it.
Hope that gives you some ideas Decklan. I'm hoping there are others out there who have a few more ideas to share.