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Blog series by StephenSchaad updated 12-19-2012 04:04 PM 5 parts 37311 reads 13 comments total

Part 1: Introduction

12-08-2012 02:53 AM by StephenSchaad | 5 comments »

Hello Everyone. I have been enjoying lots of posts and classes on this website and I wanted to contribute something as well. I have built many cornhole sets over the past 7 years since my father, sister and I built our first. I believe our current design is great for a portable, regulation sized set. I know there are many tutorials on the web for building sets but this is mine. They are easy to build and when you get the hang of it, you can turn out a two boards in about an hour. I...

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Part 2: Materials, Tools and First step

12-08-2012 04:43 PM by StephenSchaad | 2 comments »

In this section I’m going to cover the tools and materials needed and the first step in making the boards. Here are a few examples of boards I’ve built. If you’ve never played cornhole before, it’s essentially horseshoes. You toss bean bags on to the boards and you get three points for making it in the hole, and one point for making it on the board. You play in teams and throw against the other team. I’ll include rules in the last post. Tools: Power DrillPower DriverJig Saw or ...

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Part 3: Cutting and Installing the sides

12-08-2012 06:33 PM by StephenSchaad | 0 comments »

The next step is cutting and installing the sides of the frame. This method includes building the frame to the top instead of building a frame then adding the top. It makes for perfectly smooth sides. The link to these pictures is not working but here is a link to the entire gallery. This is a great way to see all the pictures in one place. Cornhole Tutorial Measure the length of your boards, some boards cut by big box stores aren’t perfectly 48” and therefore you may ne...

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Part 4: Cutting and Installing Ends, Finishing the Frame

12-10-2012 04:25 PM by StephenSchaad | 0 comments »

This lesson will complete the frame of the boards. Measure the distance between the two side frames. This will be the measurement of the end pieces. Make sure you measure this correctly, too large can be trimmed down, but too short will be waste. I use 4×4’s to hold the boards up. Make sure to flush up the end piece with the plywood and not the side piece. It’s common that the sides can be longer but these will be trimmed down with a router or sander later. Predr...

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Part 5: Finishing the boards

12-19-2012 04:04 PM by StephenSchaad | 6 comments »

This post will show you the way I finish the boards. I will not be painting these yet but I have included a link at the bottom for customization help. I just want to show you how to build the boards and prepare them for paint or stain. The first step in finishing the boards is flush trimming the plywood to the frame. If you don’t have a flush trim bit, you can just sand it down if it’s not too far off. I also like to adjust my flush bit to smooth out the inside of the hole....

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