Corn hole boards improved

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Project by shopmania posted 01-01-2010 10:46 PM 7378 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my 3rd set of corn hole boards, so I made a few refinements. I made mitered corners, just to dress it up some. Then I added a latch to the top and bottom, so it would go together in one piece, and then put feet on the bottom, so they would stand on end and not take so much room to store. I cut a handle in each side of each one, so you could carry it like a suitcase. (the set weighs just over 50 lbs.) then I attached a rope that you can slip from on to the other so you get the distance just right, so you don’t have to measure it (the hard core enthusiasts are pretty particular about the 33 feet between holes) and then put a cleat on the inside of the box to wrap the rope around, so it doesn’t get tangled, like on the first set i made. And then I made the legs so they wold fold away for storage.

It was fun playing with the basic design. My daughters boyfriend is a Citadel grad, and this was his Christmas present.

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#1 posted 01-01-2010 11:08 PM

Great looking. I like your refinements. FANTASTIC JOB.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#2 posted 01-02-2010 03:47 PM

What did you use for a tool to cut the whole in the front?

-- Mike, VT

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#3 posted 01-04-2010 03:40 PM

On my first set I used a jig was when I found out the 6” hole saw was $45 at Lowes. But I found a 6” hole saw online for about $22 and bought that. Works great!

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#4 posted 01-04-2010 03:54 PM

They look great, hope to build some one of these days, but I’m not up to any hardcore cornholin. lol

-- Roscoe in Iowa

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#5 posted 01-16-2010 07:05 AM

The set that I built is very similar in construction. I also have the string but after seeing yours, I am going to go back and install a cleat. My set also has a built in box underneath to store the bean bags (they are actually corn -hence the name Corn Hole).

I wanted to attach them together as you did but decided it would just be too heavy to deal with.

Good Job!

-- If you want perfection, buy plastic, if you want character, buy wood!

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#6 posted 05-25-2012 01:41 AM

I’m checking these out and really loving the small touches. Might just borrow a few of those ideas along with your 6” hole saw!

-- Tommy, ---- It's Never Crowded On the Extra Mile.

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