Corn Hole set up

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Project by tjscott posted 07-09-2008 12:48 AM 38863 views 14 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just wanted to show the framework for some corn hole boards my wife asked me to build. The real point is to show the structure I devised to hold up one end and allow for collapse so they would be portable. I’m sure others have something similar, but thought I might share my idea.

I took 2 by 4s for the inner rail and cut a slot in each to allow for the dowel to connect and hold up the two support legs. Nothing ingenious, but effective. I still plan to drill into the sides of the outside frame to allow for a thru bolt in a t-nut in the legs so they can be locked in the closed position. I’ll show the finished product when my wife paints the boards faces.

-- Tom, Charlotte, North Carolina

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#1 posted 07-09-2008 12:54 AM

This is a very interesting start on the set. I used 2×4 material as well but to make it portable I simply framed in 2×4 legs on the back. They are removable and bolted to the sides when not in use but yours looks to be more versatile.

This was an interesting post.

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#2 posted 07-09-2008 01:10 AM me stupid…but what the heck is a corn hole…I like the sliding dowel…but not sure what it is…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#3 posted 07-09-2008 01:28 AM

Those boards are going to be very heavy duty. I usually just trim out a piece of 3/4 ply with some 1×3 for my boards.The front rest in the grass on the 1×3. For the back side I use 3/4 ply on hinges mounted to the bottom side of the boards.

Corn Hole is like yard darts with bean bags. Most people play outside, but if you have a few diehard corn holers that set boards up in the basement.

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#4 posted 07-09-2008 01:34 AM

you don’t want to get caught corn holi’n in public around these parts of the country, you’ll find yourself spending time in the county jail!!!!!!!

-- Taigert - Milan, IN

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#5 posted 07-09-2008 01:37 AM

Uh? Does the corn hole game involve exchange of money? If it doesn’t, I can’t see much use in it. Seems like time that could be spent in the shop. Just my honest. :-)

Frame looks good, though. Like the slot for making it KD.

-- The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when someone is watching.

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#6 posted 07-09-2008 02:23 AM

I second that EdC..

-- It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.

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#7 posted 07-09-2008 02:52 AM

Corn hole is basically a safe way to play horseshoes. Here is the official website in case anyone cares to learn more:

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#8 posted 07-09-2008 03:11 AM

Thanks for the post. I’ve kept telling myself I’m going to build me a set, but I still haven’t. Corn hole has gotten pretty popular around this part of the country.

-- Rusty

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#9 posted 07-09-2008 03:23 AM

Now I know what it is. We were camping this weekend and saw some people playing it. I guess I’ll have to try.

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#10 posted 07-09-2008 04:39 AM

ok…i got me a new summer project!!! in my day talking about your cornhole in public was not appropriate…now I can invite people to come over and play?

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#11 posted 07-09-2008 04:55 AM

It was called Baggo by all the hippies that played it in my college’s town.

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#12 posted 07-09-2008 10:56 AM

Nice work!

Thanks for the post


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#13 posted 07-09-2008 03:40 PM

I’m glad that someone got to explaining the game. I took my basic design directly from the “official” corn hole website and expanded on it for the support leg structure. I’m sure that it is very much overkill, but not having any experience with making them and learning from others, I decided to try to make up my own design. Based on my wife’s initial thoughts, the next set I make for friends will probably not use the interior frame work and just use the legs w/the support dowel. That would take some weight and time off this project.

The other reason I used 2×4s is that according to the “rules” of corn hole, the front edge of the boards must be 2.5 to 3.5 inches off the ground.

-- Tom, Charlotte, North Carolina

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#14 posted 05-19-2009 01:52 PM

oops, I was thinking of another corn hole.

Just kidding….nice design.

-- Built in a Barn Bob

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#15 posted 05-19-2009 05:14 PM

The best corn hole set up I’ve ever seen.


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