Fancy Cornhole Boards

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Project by Bullet posted 12-16-2009 01:45 PM 7537 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are a couple cornhole boards I made for my Bro-in-law. My kids, my wife and I painted some “memories” on the face to amuse and embarrass him – He He.

They are made from some scrap, oak veneered 3/4 mdf, cabinet and pallet scraps – They’re heavy.
I goofed a little bit with the glue and didn’t do a great job cleaning it up, but it looks good enough.

The light colored dots you can see on the walnut on a couple of the pictures are bamboo skewers that I drove through some predrilled holes to hold the layers together. The bamboo works pretty well for that in place of nails and it is a nice accent.

I finished them with a heapin’ helpin’ of semi-gloss poly.

-- Anything is possible when you have no idea what you're talking about.

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#1 posted 12-16-2009 04:46 PM

I like them! How big is the hole for this game?

-- Joanne, New York,

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#2 posted 12-16-2009 05:02 PM

huh! never thought of using skewers as dowels. thats certainly creative, and bamboo is TOUGH.

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#3 posted 12-16-2009 05:33 PM

Your boards are very nice. I’d can’t help but jump in here with some great info about ‘cornhole’, hope Bullet don’t mind too much. Cornhole regulations call for a 6” hole and the throwing bags are 6” square filled with 16 oz. of corn. There are 4 per set for two players or teams. Throw alternates between players, one bag each till all 8 bags are thrown. The boards are supposed to be 27 feet apart, making it 33 feet from bottom of hole to bottom of opposite hole. Here is a great link: I have built about 12 sets, everybody loves to play and it so much safer at family get-togethers or tailgate parties than horse-shoes. I’ve even made scaled down boards for the kids, approx 36”x20” as opposed to the full-size 2×4 foot boards. The kids boards are placed a little closer. It great fun!! Easier for people with arthritis who cannot hold or throw a heavy horse-shoe. We have tournaments for kids and adults at family reunions and picnics.

-- Dennis, WV

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#4 posted 12-16-2009 06:05 PM

good job

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#5 posted 12-16-2009 06:28 PM

Thanks for the description doc. Actually, I’ve never played before – but I plan on whooping some butt over Christmas!

-- Anything is possible when you have no idea what you're talking about.

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#6 posted 12-16-2009 07:12 PM


-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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#7 posted 12-17-2009 04:04 AM

Bullet, those are a nice design. I like the fold-down legs and handle.

-- Gary, Florida

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