Bag Toss Game

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Project by Kevin Depies posted 08-02-2009 09:56 PM 2317 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I love this game! I made these earlier this summer and they’ve been great to bring to parties, tailgating, and just playing in the backyard… basically they’re good fun while drinking beer. This is a 3’ long version that’s more portable than the official 4’ long versions. The legs swivel into the frame for storage. The finish is spray paint with a coat of poly over the top, which is actually way too slick so I need to rough them up a bit. You really have to loft the bags, otherwise they easily slide right off the back.

Its not my usual type of woodworking project, but I actually used it to try a Greene & Greene style finger joint, albeit completely hidden due to the paint. I want to make a Greene & Greene piece at some point, so I thought it would be good practice. Its basically just a large finger/box joint where one of the ends has one finger and the other has two. Then a countersunk screw goes through each finger into the adjoining piece and a plug is placed over it. If it were an actual piece of furniture I would have left the fingers and plugs sitting proud of the surface and pillowed them, but its just a game made of 2×4’s. I wish I would have taken a picture of the joint before painting over it. Oh well.

You can see the joint I am talking about on the corners of the base of this desk by Darrell Peart. If you’re not familiar already, Darrell Peart does some amazing work. I urge you to look through his whole website as he makes some really mind blowing adaptations of Greene & Greene designs.

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#1 posted 08-02-2009 10:46 PM

Oh yeah, cornhole is a great game! We play it often.

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#2 posted 08-02-2009 11:11 PM

What is the size of the bean bags. I need to make one of these for the grandkids

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#3 posted 08-03-2009 01:15 AM

The bags are 6” x 6” and I think they’re supposed to be 14 – 16 ounces. I didn’t sew the bags though, I just bought them online. There’s lots of stores selling bag toss (aka cornhole) supplies. The bags will cost about $30 with shipping, so kind of pricey.

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#4 posted 08-03-2009 02:42 AM

Gotta love cornhole

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#5 posted 08-03-2009 02:46 AM

good job

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#6 posted 08-03-2009 04:00 AM

Nice work.

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#7 posted 09-04-2009 03:22 PM

Nice work.
I started to make the game, but as easy as they probably are, I got stuck on the legs… can you post a pic of the underside, swivel legs… and how long are the legs? Any ‘tricks’ to making or mounting them?


-- Spence in Skokie, IL

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#8 posted 09-20-2009 05:59 AM

Here are some pics of the legs. They swivel so that they fit inside the frame, and the frame is what limits them from swinging out too far. Fairly simple really. Mine are about 12” long, which is actually a bit too short, or they’re on too much of an angle because the boards should sit on a bit more of an incline than they do. I would suggest just making yours long, because you can always cut them down if the angle of the board is too steep. Also consider that I only made a 3’ board, so if you’re going for the regulation 4’ style, you’ll need even longer legs. Let me know if you have any questions…



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#9 posted 09-21-2009 07:59 AM

Kevin, Thanks for the pics and advice… I appreciate it.

-- Spence in Skokie, IL

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