Instructions on how to build your own corn hole game.
Course: DIY Projects
Keyword: Corn Hole DIY
Servings: 2corn hole boards
Author: Shelby Law Ruttan
Screws and Bits
[6" Hole Saw with Arbor Kit]
224x48 pieces of ½” plywood
3” deck screws
2tubes of subfloor adhesive
1 ½Finishing nails
2¼”x4” carriage bolts
2¼” flat washers
2¼” wing nuts
2cans Gloss paint color of choice
[mv_schema_meta name="cut boards"]Cut the 2x4’s so there are 4 (48") pieces and 4 (21") pieces. These will be your 2’ x 4’ frame. Cut the plywood into two 24” x 48” pieces. [mv_img id="3464"]
[mv_schema_meta name="mark boards"]Take two 48” pieces and lay them out side by side, take one of the 21” pieces and place between the two 48” pieces at the top and bottom. [mv_img id="3465"]
[mv_schema_meta name="mark pieces"]Mark the 48” pieces once the 21” pieces are squared up. Use a ⅛” drill bit and pre-drill 2 holes at each end of the 48” pieces only. [mv_img id="3466"]
[mv_schema_meta name="fasten"]Using the 3” deck screws fasten all four corners. Make sure everything is flush and square. (To check for square measure from corner to corner diagonally) [mv_img id="3467"]
[mv_schema_meta name="add plywood"]Once everything square, apply the sub-floor adhesive to the edge of the frame all the way around and place the plywood on top and nail or screw in place. [mv_img id="3468"]
[mv_schema_meta name="sand"]Once the adhesive has dried, sand the playing surface and sides with 120 grit sandpaper. [mv_img id="3469"]
[mv_schema_meta name="measure for hole"]Measure down 9” from the top and make a mark, then measure 12” from the edge and make a mark that intersects with the 9” mark. Now you have the center point for your 6” hole. If you don’t have a 6” hole saw then you can use a compass to make a 6” circle and cut it out with a jig-saw. (you’ll have to drill a hole large enough for your jig saw blade) [mv_img id="3470"]
[mv_schema_meta name="measure for leg positioning"]The 11 ½” pieces are the legs, for these measure down 1 ¾” from the top and 1 ¾” from the edge. From that center point with a compass draw a 3 ½” arch at the top of the leg. Using a saw cut out the arch and sand smooth. [mv_img id="3471"]
[mv_schema_meta name="cut out hole"]With a ¼” drill bit drill out the center point you used to make the arch, this will be where the leg will fasten to the side of the game.[mv_img id="3473"]
[mv_schema_meta name="attach legs"]Flip the game on its side so you can get to the under side. Take your leg and place it against the inside of the 2x4 frame at the top, now using the hole you already drilled in the leg as a pilot hole drill through the frame and insert the ¼” carriage bolt, washer and wing nut. The leg should fold in and out easily. [mv_img id="3474"]
[mv_schema_meta name="paint"]To paint, start with a latex primer/sealer and then an exterior gloss paint that will work on wood. You can paint them anyway you like but if your want to do 2 or more colors be sure to use a good painters tape so paint doesn’t bleed through. [mv_img id="3475"]
For cutting plywood, Lowes or Home depot will cut the plywood for you if you wish.
In step 10, if the leg does not move easily, sand the arch until it does. Do the same for the other leg.
Paint the corn hole boards with primer first. Then paint the entire board gloss white (2 coats). Masked off what you want to keep white and painted everything else true blue gloss.
Tools listed are tools we used when making this corn hole board game
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