How to Build Your Own Regulation Cornhole Set

Cornhole sets are fairly expensive to buy in stores, right? And it’s just wood and beanbags. But actually, wood is expensive, and the product has significant size and weight. It’s not like it’s made out of plastic or something. However, you can cut costs by making your own.

TOOLS
Jig Saw
Measuring Tape
Compass
Drill
1/2″ drill bit
Clamps
Circular Saw
Random Orbit Sander

If you’ve built anything from plywood and 2x4s before, from this image you can tell exactly how to build this structure.

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MATERIALS
1/2 inch plywood, 24″ x 48″ pieces (2)
2 x 4 x 11-1/2″ (4)
1-5/8″ screws
4″ x 1/2″ Carriage Bolts (4)
Wing Nuts
Washers
Wood Putty
High Gloss Paint
Outdoor Primer

This is a sanctioned sport. There is an organization called the American Cornhole Association, and they require platforms to be 48 inches by 24 inches and made fro 1/2 inch plywood. The heigh must be 2 and a half to 4 inches and the back must be raised 12 inches from the ground. The bags must be 6 inches square and constructed of duck canvas filled with corn feed. Once you’e made your project, great. You can leave the wood outdoors, but do not leave the bags outside. Get specific details and more photos on this project at DIY Network. You can also see similar tutorials at Cornhole How To and DIY Pete.