Make your own Cornhole Set

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Supplies

  • Jigsaw
  • Drill
  • Miter Saw (optional)
  • Pallet
  • (1) 4x4x6- $10
  • (1) 1/4 inch thick 4x4ft piece of plywood- $11
  • (1) 12 ft  4.5 inch wide piece of molding (I used a simple baseboard molding)- $13
  • (6-8) 1.5 inch wood screws- $3

 

1.  Measure and mark your pallet where you will be making your cuts.
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2. Now measure and mark the 4×4 to the width of the pallet.  Since the width of each cut pallet was 24 inches I cut my 4×4 into two 24 inch pieces.  I used a miter saw for these cuts but a variety of saws could be used.

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3. Place the 4×4 under the cut pallet and screw the bottom pallet boards to the 4×4 (as shown below).

 

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This is what it should look like now.  If there are top boards in the middle top section where the hole will be then cut the boards off.  You can see where I did this below.

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4.  Turn the “cornhole skeletons” face down onto the plywood.  Trace around the body of each of them and then cut along the traced lines with a jig saw.

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5.  Place the cut out plywood onto their respective “cornhole skeletons” and nail it into the top and bottom boards (along where the arrows indicate).

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6.  Now we will cover the sides of the pallet.  Measure and Mark the length of the sides of the pallet.  Mine were 32 inches so I cut (4) 32 inch pieces.

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Nail or screw the side moldings into the ends of the boards.

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7.  Trace around the lid of a standard paint can (or around anything that is 6 inches in diameter) making sure that it is centered to the board.

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Then drill a hole in the middle of the circle large enough to fit the jigsaw blade in.  With the jigsaw, cut out the traced circle.  Note:  You may want to sand the edge of the circle after it is cut out to make it smoother.

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8.  Using spackle and a putty knife I filled in any gaps between the top plywood board and side boards.  Then I painted the whole thing white but you can paint or stain it to your heart’s content!

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