Thursday, February 11, 2016

DIY Corn Hole Game Board

Lawn games.  Who doesn't love them.  Horseshoes were all the rage but then came the:

Corn Hole Board

Ok, so the rules are simple.

Every player throws four bags.  The bags must either be tossed into the hole or land on the board.

A bag that falls through the hole is worth three points. A bag can be tossed directly into the hole, slide into the hole, or be knocked into the hole by another bag. If it lands on the board and is still on the board at the end of the inning it is worth one point.

The total score for each team for the inning is totaled each round and then the difference of the two scores is awarded to the team with the higher score. It is thus only possible for one team to score points each inning.

At the end of each round there is a 10-second window to allow beans to fall in the hole or off the board.

Corn hole can be played as either doubles or singles.

A few Morsels

Placement of the legs was important for the heigth of the board.  The head of the game should be 12" from the ground while the foot of the board should be between 3" to 4" off the ground.

In order to mark the placement of the legs I measured down from the side frame of the corn hole game 6".

Then I measured 1" from the bottom side of the frame.

That gives me a cross hairs mark that you can see in the video above.  Start drilling at that point and repeat the process for the other side.

Placement of the legs in reference to the holes was a simple matter of measuring 3.5" down from the inside of the frame and lining up the leg to that mark.  A clamp holds everything in place while I restart the drill to mark the corresponding hole for the legs.

Flush the leg up with the bottom of the cornhole game bottom.

Hole Placement and Size

The hole should be 6" in diameter and the center of the hole should be 8-7/8" down from the top of the board and centered between the sides.

If you want my opinion, unless your a perfectionist (bad word around here), or your building an actually regulation corn hole board to compete in the professional corn hole league.  The hole can just be eyeballed.

Just my opinion though.  Want a cut list?  Here you go.

Cut List

2 Legs @ 2.5" x 9.5"
2 Board Frame Pieces @ 48"
2 Cross Board Frame Pieces @ 21"
2 Bolts @ 3"
2 Nuts to fit the Bolts
2'x4' Piece of Ply

If you need a simple and easy method of cutting boards to length with angles click here.

Happy DIY'ing