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This Instructable covers building a standard set of cornhole boards. If you are interested in building a nesting set, my Instructable shows you how here: http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Nestin...

If you want to get real fancy and make a rolling set, my Instructable here shows you how: http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Rolling-Cornhole-Boards/

To make a set of boards, you will need the following:

Materials

  • 3 96" 2x4's
  • 1 96" 2x3
  • 4 3 1/2" long 5/16 diameter carriage bolts
  • 4 5/16 diameter nuts
  • 4 5/16 diameter washers
  • 16 2-1/2 inch coarse drywall screws
  • 2 2'x4' pieces of half inch plywood (one sheet of plywood will yield four of these, they can be cut to size in the store where you buy them)
  • Primer
  • Paint
  • Water based polyurethane
  • Putty
  • Wood Glue
  • 1-1/2" brads


Tools

  • Chop saw or circular saw
  • Drill
  • Hammer
  • Air compressor
  • Air powered brad nailer
  • 5/16 drill bit
  • 3/8 drill bit
  • 3/32 drill bit
  • Countersink bit
  • 6 inch hole saw
  • 250 grit sandpaper/sanding block
  • putty knife
  • Paintbrushes
  • Pencil
  • Awl
  • Tape ruler

Step 1: Making the Sides

To start building the frame of your set of boards, lay two 2x4's on a flat, even surface.  Take one of your pieces of plywood and lay it across the 2x4's.  Slide the plywood so that it is even with the end and the side of one of the 2x4's as shown in the first picture.  Mark the 2x4 with your pencil and cut the board on the mark.  Cut a second 2x4 to the same length.

On one end of each piece, measure 4-1/2 inches from the end of the board and make a mark.  Measure 1-3/4 inches from the edge of the board to the mark you just made, making a second mark.  At the intersection of the marks, take your awl and make a small indentation in the wood.  Next, using a drill or drill press and a 5/16 drill bit, drill through the indentation.  These holes will be used to hold on the legs.
<p>Thanks for the assistance.. These are some finished products. I have received many accolades about them. Love you he website as well.</p>
Do you still make these boards? I've been looking for a custom made board, not sure I want to attempt it myself, love your work.
<p>Bones, I no longer run the business but I'm actually about to make another set soon for a Christmas present! I will be posting two more instructables soon involving nesting boards and board with wheels. Those were my &quot;trade secrets&quot; way back when. Sorry it took so long to reply, the site didn't send me a notification!</p>
Nice boards. they look like nesting ones? If you don't already, you may want to consider installing latches to keep them together during transport. I like the citadel alumni design, I'm Delta 09.
The ones in the picture are a nesting set, but I just show people how to make a standard board here. When my customers order a nesting set, I make a strap out of good old fashion Citadel webbing to hold them together! I'm Band 15.
Oh ok, that Delta set is quite nice. I intend to make a nesting set soon. I'm going to use marine latches like these, not sure which type yet.&nbsp;<br> <br> <a href="http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?productId=1290067&catalogId=10001&langId=-1&storeId=11151&storeNum=50692&subdeptNum=50701&classNum=50704#.UppFQsRDuc9" rel="nofollow">Rubber latch</a>&nbsp;or <a href="http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?productId=60307&catalogId=10001&langId=-1&storeId=11151&storeNum=50692&subdeptNum=50701&classNum=50704#.UppD8sRDuc8" rel="nofollow">Nylon latch</a>
I use a strap for mine because I'm not comfortable drilling into the deck of the board with the recessed frame. Of course, if you want me to go ahead and make you a nesting set I can put some wheels on it for you! The axle holds them together.
I actually finished these up for a Delta grad yesterday, thought you might enjoy!
Best corn hole instructable I've seen. Well done!
Thank you so much!
great instructable. and your moons crooked on the red one. yea sc woot.
Thanks! The moon's crooked like that because the emblem is The Citadel's Big Red. It's backwards. Glad you liked it!

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Bio: I'm a graduate student at Georgia Tech in Electrical Engineering. While at The Citadel for my undergrad degree, I ran a business making cornhole ... More »
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