Cornhole Boards

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Project by Lalaluuke posted 09-21-2017 02:23 PM 753 views 6 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are my first cornhole boards. 2×4 frame (planed to 1 1/8”) glued and screwed to a 3/4” birch top. Did a slight round-over on the top as well. Made a positive-location jig to router the holes. Cut a ledge in the legs to support the board on them directly. I didn’t want the carriage bolt on the outside of the base, so used t-nuts, all-thread, washers and these knobs to secure the legs. Worked out just fine, but could have used magnets or something different on the legs. Those knobs aren’t cheap unfortunately. Should have done a curve on the top and bottom of that 1×5 pine to give it a more custom look. I think they turned out nice overall. My total cost in materials and tax was $50 per set.(No labor included of course) I built 3 sets for my brother-in-law.
The biggest part of this project: Sanding and sanding and sanding some more.
Thanks for all the projects you all post. Great inspiration and motivation to continue to do more.

-- Lalaluuke, Iowa

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#1 posted 09-21-2017 04:07 PM

Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 09-21-2017 08:58 PM

Those came out great!
I like the leg detail. I wish I had thought of that!
Thanks for sharing.

-- Chem, Central California

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#3 posted 09-22-2017 02:53 PM

Very nice! I particularly like the locking knobs for the legs. I’ve played on plenty of sets without them, and they usually collapse at some point during the game.

-- "Ladies, if your husband says he'll get to it, he'll get to it. No need to remind him about it every 6 months."

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#4 posted 09-22-2017 05:18 PM

Having built more Cornhole sets than I can remember, I found that nylon lock nuts work well. When installing the legs, set the desired tension and call it done.
This is a nice set, great job.

-- Every day is another opportunity to create something great.

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#5 posted 09-23-2017 12:50 PM

If you’re going to do it, do it right. These are nicer than they should be, as it should be. I’ve been meaning to build some and I was just about to ask you about the hinges. Great solution.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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