11 DIY Cornholes | DIY Formula

11 DIY Cornholes

A fun yard game is cornhole boards. These simple boards are fun to make and use. For a good set of boards, the prices can range into the hundreds. Luckily, we’ve compiled a list of DIY cornhole boards sets for you. Some tools that are common in almost all the projects include a miter saw, table saw, a hand jig saw, Kreg jig, sander, and a drill. You don’t have to have these items, but they make the work go quicker and easier.

1. DIY Cornhole Boards

This tutorial shows how to make an easy cornhole board set for your home. They personalized their boards with decals that add a unique charm to these backyard game boards.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration: 1-2 hours
Materials you need:

Two-by-fours
Plywood
Pocket screws
Wood glue
• Two 3/8-by-4 1/2 inch carriage bolt
Loctite
Compass
Sandpaper
Veneer edging
Iron
Wood stain
Decals (optional for decoration)
Polyurethane
Foam brushes

2. DIY Classic Cornhole Game Boards

Here is a DIY cornhole set that is built to regulation standards. It also has pull handles to make it easy to take to any gathering. It also has a minimal amount of cutting, since the plywood boards can be bought at the right size.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration: 1-2 hours
Materials you need:

• 2-3 Two-by-fours
• Two 24-by-48 inch plywood
1-inch trim-head screws
3-inch deck screws
3/8-by-3 1/2 inch carriage bolt
Wing nuts
6 1/2 inch utility pull
Wood glue
Paint

3. DIY Cornhole Toss Boards

This tutorial uses a 6-inch hole bit to create the cornhole, but it can be created using a jigsaw.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration: 1-2 hours
Materials you need:

• 2-3 Two-by-fours
• 2 24-by-48 inch plywood
2 1/2 inch wood screws
1 1/2 inch wood screws
Wood putty
Wood glue
3/8-by-4 1/2 inch carriage bolt
Wing nuts
Sandpaper
Decals (optional for decoration)
Polyurethane

 

4. DIY Fancy Cornhole Board

If you want something with a fancier look, this tutorial shows how to make a more high-end cornhole board with inset plywood boards. A table saw is great for making the rabbets for the plywood to sit in, giving this cornhole board it’s framed look.

Level of difficulty: Medium
Duration: 4-6 hours
Materials you need:

• 4 Two-by-fours
• 2 24-by-48 inch plywood
Brad nails
Wood glue
Square layout tool
220 grit sandpaper
Dap plastic wood
Wood stain
White paint
Decals (optional for decoration)
General purpose clamps
Polycrylic
3/8-by-4 1/2 inch carriage bolt
Wing nuts

5. DIY Hand-Painted Cornhole Boards with Magnetic Score Board

Here is a customized DIY cornhole board with a magnetic scoreboard. They also did a custom paint job to give these game boards a personal touch.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration: 1-2 hours
Materials you need:

• 4+ Two-by-fours
• Two 24-by-48 inch plywood
Two-by-two-by-four
Pocket screws
Wood glue
3-inch construction screws
Spray paint
Acrylic paint
Polyurethane
6 1/2 inch utility pull
• Two 1 inch-by-15 inch Metal strip
• Two Magnets

6. DIY Portable Cornhole Set

These two cornhole boards latch together for easy travel.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration: 1-2 hours
Materials you need:

Two-by-four
• Two 24-by-48 inch plywood
• 4 One-by-four
3/8-by-4 1/2 inch carriage bolt
Wing nuts
1 1/2 inch wood screws
Sanding block
Wood glue
6 1/2 inch utility pull
Latches
Wood stain

7. DIY Mini Cornhole Board Set

If you want a smaller DIY cornhole set, this tutorial is a great video to watch. They are light weight for kids to move around the yard. They are also a great size for playing indoors.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration: 1-2 hours
Materials you need:

24-by-48 inch plywood (cut in half)
Two-by-four
One-by-four
Pocket screws
Sandpaper
Acrylic paint
Decals (optional for decoration)
Polyurethane

8. DIY Tabletop Cornhole Board

Here is a simple DIY cornhole board that is easy to make and sits on a tabletop. It’s a great game for a rainy day or just sitting around with friends.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration: 30 minutes
Materials you need:

16-by-20 inch Basswood Plaque
Basswood carving block
Rustic tote
Wood glue
Sandpaper
Spray paint
Acrylic paint
Painters tape

9. DIY Coin Cornhole Boards

If you are looking for an even smaller cornhole board, this tutorial is made for coins. It’s a great addition to any desk, kitchen table or small space where you still want to play, but don’t have the room.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration: 30 minutes
Materials you need:

Balsa wood cut into three different widths for boards and legs
Circle stencil
Balsa wood strip
X-acto knife
Wood glue
Acrylic paint

10. DIY Fall Leaves Cornhole Boards

If you are not looking for a permanent cornhole set, this tutorial is a great alternative. The boards are made out of cardboard boxes and leaves. It is fast and easy to design with no need for any power tools or time in the workshop. Plus, they are a great decorative board set for the kids to play with.

Level of difficulty: Medium
Duration: 30 minutes
Materials you need:

Cardboard box
X-acto knife
Fall leaves
Pine cones
Glue gun and glue sticks
Duct tape
Wood sticks

11. DIY Resin Finish Cornhole Boards

Here is a tutorial that shows how to finish your DIY cornhole board with a resin finish. You can use any of the cornhole board builds from the previous tutorials to apply this resin top to it.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration: 30 minutes
Materials you need:

• A cornhole board top
Clear resin

Conclusion

These DIY cornhole board sets are the perfect addition to your backyard fun and games. They can be built for easy storage, travel and size limitations. They can be personalized in so many ways, no two board sets will be the same. Let us know how you customized your cornhole board sets! More projects that will help you decorate your yard and turn it into a fun environment can be found right here.

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