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Some friends of mine asked me to make them some cornhole boards recently, and I was happy to do it! This is a really simple project, but it’s a fun game, and a great thing to have around for parties. My kids LOVE playing as well, so I’ll probably end up making myself a set of these before summer time.

You could easily accomplish this project with a drill, jigsaw and a circular saw (although I used some other tools to speed up the project). When you’re finished, you can paint it to match your favorite team, or personalize it with something else that you love.

What you need:

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Optional

  • 2 handles
  • 2 latches

Here’s a quick overview of how it’s built.

 

Cut plywood down to 2 sheets, each measuring 24″x48″


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Cut down enough 1×4 to make a frame for each piece of plywood.


 

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Drill pocket holes in the frame to connect the pieces.


 

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Connect the frame pieces with pocket hole screws.


 

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Glue on the plywood, then nail it in place with brads.


 

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Draw a 6″ diameter circle 9″ from the top of the board, and horizontally centered.


 

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Drill a pilot hole, then cut out the circle with a jigsaw.


 

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Smooth inside of cut circle with sandpaper or a sanding drum in a drill.


 

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Cut four pieces of 2×4 to approx. 13″


 

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Trim off a semi-circle on the end of each leg.


 

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Drill a hole in the top of each leg, the same distance from the top, and both sides.


 

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Using the same measurements from the hole in the legs, drill a hole in the frame.


 

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Mount the legs to the frame with 3 1/2″ bolts, nuts and washers.


 

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With one of the boards support, measure 12″ down from the top of the board, to find where the leg should hit the ground. Mark this line on the leg.


 

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Transfer the angle to all four legs.


 

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Trim off the angle on each leg.


 

 

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Add a latch to each end, connecting the boards. Also add a handle to one side.

 

After that, you’re all done! Prime and paint them however you like!

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