Cornhole Game

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Project by JonK posted 08-03-2013 06:12 PM 1440 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey Lumber Jocks,
I’m trying at every opportunity to improve my skills with other tools. This project wasn’t very difficult but time consuming. I used half inch plywood and select 2×4s to construct this game. I also practiced with spraying high gloss poly with a spray gun. I used only for the triangle red mahogany stain to give it some contrast. I built this for a church to have a picnic and I’m sure they will enjoy it, cause the wife and me tried it out. It’s really fun.

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#1 posted 08-04-2013 01:24 PM

I love to play this game, nice work on the boards!!

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#2 posted 08-04-2013 02:37 PM

Gotta build this game for the firehouse. What are the dimensions?

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#3 posted 08-04-2013 05:57 PM

These are always a lot of fun.

-- I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. -John Muir

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#4 posted 08-04-2013 09:05 PM

Here’s the website you need to build your own game. Just finished playing the game with several people and now they want me to build them some games. Hope it helps.

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#5 posted 08-05-2013 12:21 AM


-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#6 posted 08-05-2013 12:04 PM

Nice set, every set I make has been painted. I have been wanting to make a “furniture grade” set stained as well. They are fun to make and you can go as “fancy” as you want. I bet the first dovetail joinery I do will be on a cornhole set. Why? because if I screw it up….it’s just cornhole.

cornhole is a popular game in cincinnati. Rumor has it originated here.
Dimensions are simple.
2’x4’ with a 6” hole 9” down from top (O.C.)
The back should sit about 12” from the ground, the front about 4”. Works close to a 10degree angle on the legs.
Most built with 1/2 ply and 2×4’s. I have done some with 1×4 and 3/4 ply. They are lighter even with the heavier top.

I have found pocket hole screws work great for securing the top. That way you don’t have exposed hardware OR have to fill.

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

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