A few weeks ago, a friend of mine asked me if we had ever built a corn hole game. Turns out we have! We built a small one to fit in our travel trailer. It’s not quite regulation size – but it’s not like corn hole is an exact science, right? I mean, usually there is beer involved. And you are throwing bags of corn for pete’s sake!
Corn hole boards are not difficult to make. All you need is plywood, 2×4’s and stuff to make the beanbags with. We got our plans here. Then make a quick trip to Home Depot for the wood, Hobby Lobby for the right kind of fabric, and finally to Tractor Supply for the most important part: CORN! Can’t use bean bags for corn hole. No sir-ee Bob – that would be a crime.
Now, you do need 2 different colors of fabric for the corn hole bags – and they have to be durable for throwing around outside. We used a canvas fabric. The instructions are here.
Once you have all your supplies, you can make a basic game set in a weekend. Now, for those of you who know my husband, know that it takes us longer because he is who he is: a perfectionist. So the one we worked on took us 2 weeks plus, due to measuring, cutting, re-measuring, re-cutting, sanding, polyurethaning, re-sanding, more poly, more sanding (not just the top, all the insides too… don’t want someone reaching in the hole to get a splinter now, do we?). And then, when that was done, we added a fun vinyl decal. It had a few wrinkles, so we had to recut and re apply. But now that it is DONE – I have to admit, it looks (and feels) fantastic!
Here is the finished product. They are a fun project to make! Even funner to play =). Make your own, or if you wanna just get your game on – let us know and we can make you your own personalized set!
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