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June 12, 2020
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How To Make Your Own Corn Hole Boards

It’s that time of year when families are spending their summers together and looking for fun things to do. Myself and a few friends have put together a fun DIY Family Games blog train so make sure to check them out at the end of the blog!

If there’s one thing I love to do with my family it is to find outdoor actives and as they are growing up we have found some really fun things to do. Currently you can can us at the closest corn hole boards when were out and about. So, I thought what would be more perfect then to build our own for our house!? We have had a few boards throughout the years but it’s the same thing every time, they last a few months and just start to fall apart. So Jason and wanted to make sure that when we did it we did it right, and man am I so happy with the outcome. Not only do we have an awesome custom board but you can make it too! Here’s how –

Corn hole boards diy 

Tools 

  • Drill
  • ⅛ bit 
  • ½ bit
  • Circular Saw 
  • Jigsaw  
  • Sander 
  • Tape Measure 

Materials 

Wood

  • (2) Pre cut ½ inch 2ft by 4ft wood 
  • (4) 2x4inchs -92inch stud wood 
  • Optional – instead of 4 get 2 2×4 and 2 1×4 (see leg instructions for preference) 

Screws 

  • 14 1 ½ inch construction screws
  • 8 3in construction screws 
  • Loctite Thread Locker 
  • ½ holes for lag bolt 4inch x4
  • 2 ½ washers x4
  • ½ nut x4

Paint 

Your colors of choice

How To 

Purchase items from your local hardware store. 

Measure and cut 4 4ft board edges with 2x4ft 92inch with the circular saw. Set aside for later. 

Pre drill holes to prevent from breaking /cracking 

Pre cut ½ inch 2ft by 4ft (2) and then pre drill holes with ⅛ drill bit prevent from cracking with screw. Use 8 x 2 3in construction screws for base (2 screws for each side)

 

You’ll want to put 2 screws on the sides and 1 in the middle. With the ⅛ bit make pre drilled holes. You will then use 14 1 ½ inch construction screws for top 

Next you will need your jigsaw to make the legs.

Heres what you will need to do- Drill hole, recommend placing on top of extra wood to prevent from hitting the ground. Place leg radius rage into inner board to the top and mark spot for bolt. You will want to take a sander and smooth the rounded areas.

  • Radius down an inch and ¾ 
  • Across and then draw circle 

Once you have your legs done you will use the leg hardware and Loctite Thread Locker to seal your bolts. at this point you should have everything but the top holes completed.

Next you are going t want to make your holes. You can either draw a radius of 6 inches or use a bowl that measures at 6 inches.

Thats it! All you need to do is paint it the way you like it and order some bean bags. You can find just about every color on amazon. Heres how we did our board. Let me know if you’d like me to explain how we painted ours. Here’s a visual guide for now.

Head over to these blogs to check it their games!

Instagram.com/kaysdailyinsight

Kaysdailyinsight.com

Instagram.com/bria.snyder 

Briasnyder.com

Instagram.com/theshowgals 

Theshowgals.com

 

 

  • Reply
    Jason
    June 12, 2020 at 3:38 pm

    This looks so easy, and fun! I cannot wait to build these and have a blast this summer! Woohoo! Love the Florida Gator colors!

  • Reply
    Belinda
    June 13, 2020 at 7:34 pm

    Wow love this DIY. I am not that handy but I’m sure my hubby is up for the challenge. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply
    Noemi
    June 15, 2020 at 12:28 am

    This looks like a lot of fun! Definitely added to my list of things to do this summer!

  • Reply
    Michelle | con limón, please
    June 15, 2020 at 12:30 am

    What a great summer project! Sharing it with husband right now!

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