Cornhole Boards

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Project by DexterDearborn posted 12-31-2013 04:16 PM 2135 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided to make my own boards after I broke my flimsy foldable Eddie Bauer set from Target.

This is one of two sets I made. I bought one sheet of plywood from the BORG and got 4 pieces 23.75” x48” (standard size is supposed to be 24” – oh well…)

For the most part I followed a set of free instructions online but used pocket screws to attach base to top.

I used carriage bolts and wingnuts for the legs.

Do not buy those cheap vinyl decals – the big logo I put on is going to peel easily. The nice one at the bottom is a really good one and you can certainly tell the difference.

These things are heavy!

I used the separating hinges from Rockler on one side – they do not set back enough on the 2×4 to get a really solid bite – screw will tear out the side unless you are very gentle – these things are not meant to be handled lightly. On the other side I used two clasp hinges. I recommend simply using two sets of clasps on each of the vertical sides if you want to be able to carry them together. Mine are such that the holes are 180 degrees form each other when attached – put a handle on yours if you like. Lots of ways to customize.

Bought the bags from the American Cornhole Association.

-- Dearborn,

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#1 posted 12-31-2013 07:34 PM

Wow, this set looks a lot more bullet proof. Well done. Did you try putting a clear coat over the deals to ‘seal’ them? That might help prevent them from pealing off. Just a thought -

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#2 posted 01-01-2014 02:54 AM

go go black and gold!

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#3 posted 01-03-2014 04:12 PM


I put 3 coats (brush applied) on after I let the decals sit on the boards for 3 days. The bags will wear the coats off after enough use – they are hitting the boards pretty good. I cleaned them off and sprayed another coat on before putting them away for the winter. I’ll try to do that every year as long as they last but I don’t have high hopes. Still way better than what I had before.

-- Dearborn,

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