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I wanted to make a set of cornhole boards that I could take with me to picnics and cookouts. Unfortunately, my car is too small to easily transport a set of standard cornhole boards. So I designed a set of board that will fold in half. That made them a lot easier to transport and store. Here is how I made them.

Step 1: Materials

Here is a list of materials and tools that I used to build this project.

Materials:

2ft x 2ft OSB boards (or other construction board)

2" x 4" Boards (four 8ft long board should be sufficient)

2" Drywall Screws

Paint

Hinge and mounting screws

1/4" Bolts (3 1/2" long)

1/4" Washers

1/4" Nuts

Tools:

Drill and Bit Set

Pencil

Tape Measure

Saw

<p>Just a few pointers on this design:</p><p>1. Buy 3&quot; drywall screws not 2'' because they barely get through the 1 3/4'' 2x4.</p><p>2. Buy 4'' bolts not 3 1/2's just to be safe as I had to get the longer ones. </p><p>3. After making the set I'd definetly spend the few extra $ and upgrade from OSB to a higher quality plywood. It's easier to sand and paint and looks much nicer. </p><p>4. I incorporated a built in handle and latch to keep it shut when you close it. The latch was easy enough at Home Depot (http://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-2-1-2-in-Black-Hook-and-Eye-2-Pack-20327/204727569). And I just cut into one of the side 2x4 a round semi-circle the size of my hand so that I could grip it when transporting it. </p>
Thanks for the tips.
How much does a game weigh? Would 1&quot; by 4&quot; work for the box? I'm looking to cut weight on the game. Also since there is additional support halfway through the box, would 1/2&quot; or thinner plywood work for the board?
A regular board is pretty heavy. You can use thinner boards. Just don't let anyone stand on it. But if you really want to cut weight you might try a design like this https://www.instructables.com/id/Collapsible-Cornhole-Boards/
What is a corn hole board?
<p>It's used in a game where two opponents or two teams take turns throwing bags of corn at a slanted board that has a hole at the far end of the board. A bag in the hole = 3 points, one that stays on the board = 1 point. First team to 21 wins.</p>
<p>Great project.. be sure to paint them with your favorite teams colors! thanks</p>
<p>I've never built or purchased cornhole boards due to the size and issues with storage. That is a really good idea! Thanks for sharing.</p>
<p>Awesome !! I use to play this a lot with my buddies at the pub.. Thanks for all the steps.</p>
<p>Nice! I've made dozens of cornhole sets, but never thought to make a fold-in-half version. This is a great idea.</p>
Just wait until next week. I am adding some electronics to it so that I lights up and plays sounds when you score.

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