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How to Build Cornhole Boards

Follow these tips and you will toss your bags in no time.

Instructions

  • Step 1: Measure the plywood Measure 9 inches from the top of the plywood and 12 inches from one side. Mark this spot with a pencil as the center of the cornhole.
  • Step 2: Measure and cut a hole Measure with a compass and cut a nine-inch diameter hole with a jigsaw. Smooth the edges with sandpaper.
  • Step 3: Cut three 2 x 4s Cut one two-by-four into 21 inch lengths. Cut two two-by-fours into 48 inch lengths.
  • Step 4: Build rectangles Build two 48-inch-by-24-inch rectangles with the cut two-by-fours and assemble with two penny nails at each corner.
  • Step 5: Attach the plywood Attach the plywood to the rectangles with drywall screws. Screw four screws on top, four on bottom, and two along each side.
  • TIP: Countersink the screws to avoid snagging the beanbags.
  • Step 6: Assemble the legs Cut four 12-inch lengths from the last two-by-four. Cut an angle on one end of the four pieces to prop the top of the cornhole board up 13.5 inches and secure it to the sides of the rectangle with drywall screws.
  • TIP: For easier storage use carriage bolts, washers, and wing nuts instead of drywall screws to fabricate removable legs.
  • Step 7: Paint the board Prime and paint the boards. Now find some bean bags and you are ready to play.
  • FACT: In 2004, Michigan State University banned all tailgating games in an effort to reduce binge drinking.

You Will Need

  • 2 24" x 48" sheets of plywood
  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
  • Compass
  • Jigsaw
  • Sandpaper
  • 4 8 ft. 2 x 4s
  • Circular saw
  • 16 10d nails
  • Hammer
  • 18 drywall screws
  • Drill
  • Paintbrush
  • Primer
  • Paint
  • 8 carriage bolts (optional)
  • 8 washers (optional)
  • 8 wing nuts (optional)

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