DIY Cornhole Boards, Bags and Scoreboard

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Introduction: DIY Cornhole Boards, Bags and Scoreboard

About: I love to build DIY wood projects.

When it comes to playing cornhole, you need three things for the game; cornhole boards, bags and scoreboard. So I decided to write a how-to tutorial for these three items.

It’s a fun game to play for any age level and although official rule do exist, you could make up your own rules as long as you have fun.

Building these popular DIY cornhole boards was a lot of fun and it only took few hours to make. Staining and painting probably took longer than building it. Our kids love playing it, although they don't necessarily follow the rules and just make up their own.

Most of the cornhole set you buy on Amazon are made from ½” plywood. I used ¾” plywood to make it sturdier and so that bags would not bounce up when hitting the board. Also, knowing my 8 year old son, after he gets bored playing cornhole, he’ll make a bike ramp out of it.

Supplies:

• 4'X8' - 3/4" Plywood (x1)

• 2x3x8' (x1)

• 1x12x6' (x1)

• 2x6x8' (x1)

1 1/4" Pocket hole screws

2 1/2" Pocket Hole Screws

3/8"x4" Bolts

3/8" Nuts and Washers

Heavy Weight Thread

Canvas Duck Fabric

Poly Pellets

1" Self Stick Numbers

Wood Glue

Brad Nails

3/8" Dowel Rod

Tools for this project
Drill

Kreg Jig

Miter Saw

Tape Measure

Table Saw / Skill Saw

Sander

• Jig Saw

Nail Gun

Disclosure: Some of the links on this page as well as links in “tools for this project” and “material list” sections are affiliate links.

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    7 Discussions

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    PatP58
    PatP58

    1 year ago

    From Step 12, you keep talking about sowing something, but never do explain what you are sowing, or where -- or even why!! What is that all about???

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    Alaskan Bev
    Alaskan Bev

    Reply 1 year ago

    Hi, PatP. The instructor is not talking about sowing. It is sewing. The words are pronounced the same but they have different meanings. This kind of sewing means taking thread, putting it through either a sewing machine needle or a hand-held needle, and then making very tiny stitches with the needle, running the thread all the way through both layers of fabric. You fold the fabric in half so that you have a six-inch square, then you sew up each side and a little bit across the top, leaving enough open space in the middle so that you can add a couple of cups of poly beads, ask for them at a sewing/fabric store). Then you finish sewing the top closed so that none of the beads fall out. You use this bag to stand back and try to throw the weighed bag through the six-inch hole at the opposite end of the cornhole board. If you Google "playing cornhole," and watch a few minutes of it on youtube it'll all make sense. Have fun!

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    AnandM54
    AnandM54

    1 year ago

    Brilliant work...cool instructables one.... But I thought something is missing ....

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    smartrem
    smartrem

    1 year ago

    I voted because of the scoreboard, good work!

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    mminorhsd
    mminorhsd

    1 year ago

    We made bags using real corn. On a weekend camping trip squirrels ripped open the bags and ate the corn. The poly pellets sound like a good idea.

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    8kittys
    8kittys

    1 year ago

    Beautiful set, I am definitely going to try to make myself a pair as well. I appreciate the sewing instructions too. Nice job!

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    seamster
    seamster

    1 year ago

    This is an excellent looking set! Great detailed steps to help others complete their own, too. Nicely done!