Bean Bag Toss/Cornhole Boards

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Project by Jay posted 03-04-2009 11:53 PM 7695 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these this past summer took me about 4 hours could’ve of taken about an hour but my sister wanted to play. This is my first big project I like how they came out. :-)

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#1 posted 03-05-2009 12:58 AM

What the heck is a cornhole board?

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#2 posted 03-05-2009 02:41 AM

Very beautiful grain pattern and smooth and flat board. What’s cornhole board anyway?

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 03-05-2009 03:35 AM

How do you play cornhole. I made years ago what they call a Holy Board. (which has 3 holes and you use 3 inch washers)

-- David, Tignall,Georgia

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#4 posted 03-05-2009 05:38 AM

Its a bean bag toss game. Just like horse shoes but you can take it anywhere. And its really addicting. Thanks :-)

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#5 posted 03-06-2009 01:10 AM

Rubi, do you have the specs on building these. I’ve thought about making a set and you could save me some research if you have some measurements.
- JJ

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#6 posted 03-06-2009 02:18 PM

Juniorjock, here’s a link on “how to” for these boards.

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#7 posted 03-06-2009 02:27 PM

Thanks thelt. That’s all I need.
- JJ

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#8 posted 03-06-2009 03:50 PM

I’m got my plans from it’s a forum and it’s a very helpful website. I’m pretty sure that’s the website but if it doesn’t come up you can google the website and it should come. A guy by the name Jackson Van Buren has very detailed but simple plans. Like I said it’s a very fun addicting game. Sorry for any missing words or spelling im trying to do this off my iPod touch

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#9 posted 03-06-2009 04:13 PM

It’s an Ohio thing. It is a great. Like horseshoes but much safer. Great for picnics, tailgating, etc.

-- Leon -- Houston, TX - " I create all my own designs and it looks like it "

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#10 posted 03-06-2009 06:18 PM

Last summer, the game was gaining some popularity in VA and TN.
- JJ

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#11 posted 07-08-2009 03:31 AM

nice job, i must try the game some time

-- OC down in Costa Rica. come down and see me some time. I'll keep the light on for you

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#12 posted 07-08-2009 06:53 AM

Looks like fun well done

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#13 posted 12-08-2009 10:28 PM

I about lost it the first time that I heard of this game. As someone mentioned above, it IS gaining in popularity in Tennessee. Lot’s of people are playing the game now. Someone told me that it came from Indiana and Ohio.

My introduction to the corn hole game was at a party. A friend and I had been asked to attend this party to provide the music (banjo and guitar). I saw some folks playing this game, tossing the bags of corn from 20-30 feet away, the object being to toss the bag (corn kernels sewn into some fabric) into the hole in the board. The board was mounted on legs so that it was at a bit of an angle…...maybe 20 degrees or so. I could see that they were enjoying themselves but at this point, I didn’t know the name of the game.

My friend and I took a break from playing music and were strolling around the yard. Some asked me if I wanted to play corn hole. That’s when I cracked up. Having grown up in eastern NC, the term “corn hole” has a VERY different meaning! My reply: ” Thanks anyway, I think I’ll pass, but I’ll watch if others want to play!”

My musician friend knew what was going through my mind and we both fell out laughing.

Around here people are building the game boards with their favorite college team logo, etc on the boards. It really is growing as a past time sport in these parts.

-- Build for the joy of it!

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