Cornhole game plans

This step by step diy project is about cornhole gameboard plans. If you want to build a learn more about building a fun cornhole gameboard, pay attention to this project. Follow the instructions and pay attention to the diagrams and build the structure, even if you are a beginner when it comes to woodworking. Take a look over the rest of the projects, to see more alternatives and design ideas.

You should always plan everything from the very beginning, in order to prevent costly mistakes and to save time. In most of the cases, you need a friend to give you a hand when assembling the cornhole. Invest in high quality lumber and plywood, as the components will be exposed to bad weather. Protect the components with appropriate paint or stain.

There are a few tips that you should take into account, if you want to get a professional result. Therefore, take accurate measurements and use professional tools when making the cuts or when drilling pilot holes. Align the components at both ends and add waterproof glue to the joints, if you want to create a rigid structure.

 

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Cornhole game plans

Building a cornhole game

Building a cornhole game

 

Materials

  • A – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 48″ long, 2 pieces – 24″ long FRAME
  • B – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 24″x48″ long TOP
  • C – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 12″ long, 1 piece – 18″ long LEGS

 

Tools

  • Safety gloves, glasses
  • Miter saw, jigsaw
  • Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
  • Drill machinery and drill bits

 

Tips

  • Use a good miter saw to make the angle cuts
  • Drill pilot holes before inserting the screws

 

Time

  • One Week

 

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How to build a cornhole game

Building the frame

Building the frame

 

The first step of the project is to build the frame of the structure. As you can easily notice in the diagram, we recommend you to build the components out of 2×4 lumber. Drill pilot holes through the side components and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the perpendicular slats. Alternatively, you could drill pocket holes at both ends of the short components and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the side slats. Make sure the corners are right-angled.

 

Building the top

Building the top

 

The next step of the project is to build the top of the cornhole gameboard. Use 3/4″ plywood to build the component. Use a jigsaw to make the round hole inside the plywood top. Smooth the edges with fine-grit sandpaper and remove the residues with a damp cloth.

 

Attaching the top

Attaching the top

 

Continue the project by attaching the plywood top to the frame of the cornhole. Align the edges with great care and nails it into place with galvanized brad nails.

 

Building the legs

Building the legs

 

Build the legs for the cornhole game out of 2×4 lumber. Mark the cut lines on the slats and make the cuts with a circular saw. Use a jigsaw to make the curved top and drill a pilot holes through the top of the legs.

 

Fitting the brace

Fitting the brace

 

After building the side legs, you need to lock them together by installing the brace. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the 2×4 brace and secure them to the legs using 2 1/2″ screws. Add glue to the joints and remove the excess with a damp cloth.

 

Drilling the pilot holes through the frame

Drilling the pilot holes through the frame

 

Use a drill machinery to make pilot holes through the sides of the frame. Take accurate measurements, otherwise the legs won’t slide properly.

 

Sliding the legs

Sliding the legs

 

Fit the legs to the frame, as described in the diagram and lock them into place using carriage bolts.

 

Cornhole Game Plans

Cornhole Game Plans

 

Last but not least, we recommend you to take care of the finishing touches. In order to get a professional result, fill the holes and the gaps with wood filler and let it dry out for a few hours. Check if there are protruding screws and fix this issue, if necessary.

Smart Tip: Apply a few coats of stain or exterior paint to the components, in order to protect them from decay and water damage. Check out the rest of the outdoor plans featured on our website.

 

 

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