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This is a simple instruction manual on how to create your own Cornhole Game. Be kind, this is my first instructable and my picture taking skills aren't what you would call "good."

Step 1: Getting Started

You'll need to build two gameboards, each one is 2'x4'. I used 1/2" plywood because it's still light enough to throw in your trunk, but sturdy enough it can take an accidential stomping or two. You'll also need 3 or 4 2x4's depending on how you measure and cut, and also on the final design you use.

You'll also need 1 1/2" deck screws and either 2 inch deck screws or nails. You may want to get some small hinges, but we'll get into that later.

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<p>Thank you for the great plans!</p><p>I used your directions with just a few minor changes. I used 3' decking screws and drywall mud. After completing them, I used the drywall mud to fill in the cracks and bumps. When they dry, I am going to sand them again and then I am going to put a few layers of paint on them. I attached a picture showing them currently before the last sanding and painting. </p>
I saw this trick about how to get the leg height correct from another website . Once frame is attached prop the back the board on a one gallon paint can. That makes the back of the board exactly 12 inches high . Once leg is attached let it dangle off your work bench and scribe the angle. Cut it and you are good.
<p>Love the idea for the legs. I never thought of this. <br><br>For those who are new at DIY wood working, at Lowes and Home Depot you can get a 4 x 8 sheet of ply wood and have them cut it into four 2 x 4s if you are making 2 sets. First cut is free, second and third (if needed) are usually 50 cents or a dollar. This will cut the price almost in half for the ply which is usually the most expensive piece to this project. </p><p>Another option is getting a &quot;paintable&quot; sheet of wood which is typically thinner than 1/2&quot; plywood but it will be much easier to work with and it will be super smooth without the time and hassle of sanding. And its usually cheaper. If you go this route, take some 2 x 4 scraps and build a &quot;T&quot; underneath from just below the hole to the bottom 2 x 4. Doing this will add support and also prevent that dreaded bounce. Not to mention it will make for a better playing surface because its perfectly smooth before adding your paint. This would not work if you plan to stain it.</p>
<p>is it possible that you have the dimentioions for the bags themselves? Just curious, I wanted to be as precise as possible. Is there a certain size cloth one would use and does the amount or type bean you use make a difference. Thank you. George. </p>
<p>bags are supposed to be 6x6&quot; made of duck canvas with 2 cups dried corn kernels (why its called corn hole) inside em. but you can use about two cups of anything inside bags the same size.</p>
<p>do you have another post about making the bags or does any one else here know how</p>
<p>I was wondering the same thing. If you've found out the proper size I'd appreciate it if you would share the size, weight, Etc? Thank. George. </p>
<p>I've been wanting to make this game for a long time. My Grandchildren love to play, truth be told, I do too. Now I'll just have someone to play with me. I believe they'll love it, they are very competitive. Should keep them busy for a little while anyway. Thank you very much for giving me the proper size and for all the tips. George Hood. </p>
<p>Great job. I am going to consider making a set since boards cost over $130.</p>
I have found that a paint stick works well for drawing a circle- simply drill a hole for the screw and another hole at the measurement you need. Put your pencel tip in the hole and draw your line.
Clever bit with the string!
There is a guy using one of your images for his cornhole ad in a craigslist posting claming it's his. http://lexington.craigslist.org/for/1718903029.html just thought you'd like to know, I know I would if someone was ripping off my pics.
Glad you guys like it. I tried to make it somewhat entertaining while still making it usable.
Just made a set for a co-worker and a set for myself. Good fun.
With just a few minor changes my son and I followed your pattern and now we each have a set that are the hit at family functions. Thanks P.S. The beer helped!
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Haha, Thank you for posting this! I have been planning to make my Husband a set for his birthday, but every set of instructions I found made me seem stupid. Your's I actually understand..except for the leg part...I'm still a little confused, but I am sure when I build it I will understand it better. Now before I go to Menards..or Lowes...or wherever I end up..I have to think of how I am going to paint it....maybe some clouds and a BIG RAINBOW (thanks to my kids watching 'Reading Rainbow' right now..lol) or maybe I will let my kids paint it. Oh and don't worry! I won't forget the beer while I am building it!
Nice Instructable. I have never heard of the game, but it kind of sounds fun. :P

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