How To: Build cornhole boards

Build cornhole boards

How to Build cornhole boards

If you want to play some beanbag games try making your own cornhole board. With wood and a few tools you and your friends can enjoy endless fun with your very own homemade cornhole board. Now all you need are some beanbags.

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

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)

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.

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.

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.

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