Cornhole Board Tutorial #1: Introduction

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Blog entry by StephenSchaad posted 12-08-2012 02:53 AM 10913 reads 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hello Everyone.

I have been enjoying lots of posts and classes on this website and I wanted to contribute something as well. I have built many cornhole sets over the past 7 years since my father, sister and I built our first. I believe our current design is great for a portable, regulation sized set. I know there are many tutorials on the web for building sets but this is mine. They are easy to build and when you get the hang of it, you can turn out a two boards in about an hour. I’ll be posting pictures and instructions, including measurements, as well as alterations you could possibly make. They are very easy to customize and it’s a great game to play with family and friends.

Throughout the process, please submit your suggestions or critiques as well as pictures of the boards you have made using these plans or any other plans. It’s a great project that anyone can make and the level of customization is endless. I hope this can be a great place to come for new ideas for your next boards by looking at each other’s sets.

I will begin posting tomorrow and continue throughout the week. After I build the boards, I will show you how to make the bags as well.

I plan to have everything posted by the end of this week so you have plenty of time to make some sets for Christmas presents if you want.

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy the class,


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#1 posted 12-08-2012 02:38 PM

I don’t know what a cornhole board is.
I guess I’ll have to come back and see.

-- I'll be a woodworker when I grow up. HHHOPKS

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#2 posted 12-08-2012 04:45 PM

hhhopks, It’s essentially another version of horseshoes. A great tailgate/party game. The second post is up so check it out. I have included some of the boards I’ve built in there!

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#3 posted 12-08-2012 05:45 PM

Man, I see these things on CL all the time in WV. It must be hugely popular. I’m in, brother.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#4 posted 12-08-2012 06:34 PM

Bertha, They are great! A tailgate at the Jags games here in Jacksonville isn’t complete without a set!

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Thomas Weaver

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#5 posted 08-28-2013 02:32 AM

Nice sequence. A few comments. I must have missed the details about the length of the 2 legs. Regulations call for the set to have a 3 inch front edge and 12 inches @ the back. Without ripping the 1×4 frame to 2-1/4 inches, your design is not in compliance and cannot be used for ACA competitions.

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