Overview

overview on how to build a cornhole game board
Photo: Douglas Adams
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Ours are regulation boards as specified by the American Cornhole Organization, but the carrying handles and, of course, the price make the TOH version a clear winner. The 2x4 frames couldn't be easier to assemble, and the 24-by-48-inch plywood sheets needed for each deck are a stock size available at most home centers—be sure to grab furniture-grade veneer to provide a nice slippery surface for the bags. (You can source beanbags from clevelandbags.com.) The only challenge may be rounding off the corners atop the legs so they don't catch the frame when you fold them flat. But don't let a quick run of the jigsaw stand between you and a rousing game of cornhole at your next barbecue.
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    Tools List

    • jigsaw
      Jigsaw fitted with scroll blade (for plywood) and aggressive blade (for lumber)
    • drill
      Drill driver fitted with ¼-inch and -inch drill bits
    • pencil compass
      Compass
    • utility knife
      Utility knife
    • putty knife
      Plastic putty knife to seal the painter's tape

    Shopping List

    ½-inch birch-veneer plywood

    2x4s Get four 8-foot boards

    -by-3½-inch carriage bolts, washers, and nuts to attach the legs

    1-inch trim-head screws to attach the top

    3-inch deck screws to assemble the frame

    Wood glue

    6½-inch utility pulls Get two Wood filler

    Stain-blocking white primer

    Spray paint

    Painter's tape

    Spray polyacrylic

    220-grit sandpaper

    6-by-6-inch 16-ounce beanbags Get eight