How to Make a Bean Bag Toss Board
Bean bag toss, also called cornhole, has really taken off over the past few years. It is a common site at campgrounds, tailgating events, parties, and driving through neighborhoods on a summer evening. My wife and I were hooked on bean bag toss after playing a few times with our neighbors. We decided to build our own set of boards.
Easy to Follow Steps to Build Your own Board SetThe official length of the boards is two feet wide by four feet long, however, if plan to take your boards with you, two feet wide by three feet is considered tailgate size. The instructions below are for boards that are two by three feet. If you prefer to make boards that are four feet long, just modify the cutting instructions by the difference.
Shopping List for Building Bean Bag BoardsThe shopping list is for building two boards so that you will have a set. Since this is an outdoor bean bag board, I suggest using pressure treated 2x4s. Remember that when dealing with 2x4s, remember that they are actually 1.5″ x 3.5″. Here are the items that you will need to purchase:
(1) pandora bracelet 4′ x 8′ x ” sheet of plywood (not MBF or chipboard)
(4) 2″ x 4″ x 8′
(4) 4″ x ” bolts
(8) ” washers
(1) Box of 3 ” screws
(1) Box of 1 ” screws
Paint (Colors of your choosing)
Bean Bag Board Cut ListCut the Face Boards
Using a pandora bracelet table saw or circular saw, take the 4×8 sheet of plywood and cut out two sections that are 24″ x 36″ each.
On each board of the cut outs, select the best side of the board and mark the underneath side as bottom.
On the front side, measure down 9 inches from the top and make a mark. Then measure 12 inches from one of the sides and make another mark. At the point the marks cross, take the compass and draw a circle with a 3 inch radius.
Drill several holes using a inch drill bit around the ins pandora bracelet ide of the circle.
Insert the jigsaw blade in one of the holes and carefully cut out the circle on each board. Sand the inside of the circle and try to make it is round as possible. It does not have to be perfect.
Using the miter saw, take the first 2×4 and cut it into the following lengths: 36″, 36″, and 20 . Place those pieces with one of the face boards.
Take a second 2×4 and cut it into the following lengths: 36″, 36″, and 20 . Place those pieces with the other face board.
Take another 2×4 and cut it into the following lengths: 20 , 11 , 11 , 17 , 20 , and 11 . Place the 20 , 11 , 11 , and the 17 cuts with the first face board. Place the remaining two cuts with the other face board.
Take the last 2×4 and cut it into the following lengths: 11 and 17 . Place these two cuts with the second face board.
Take the four 11 pieces, which will make up the legs, and round one side of each of them using the jig saw.
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Assembly Instructions of Your Bean Bag BoardNow that we have made all of our cuts, we can start assembling the boards. Here are the easy to follow instructions (Repeat for the second bean bag board):
Grab two 36″ boards and two 20 ” boards and lay down the 36″ boards parallel to each other. Insert one 20 ” between the tw pandora bracelet o 36″ boards at the top and the other one at the bottom, forming a rectangle. Square it up and screw the frame together by using the 3 ” screws. Drive in at least two screws into each end.
From the top of the frame, measure down 3 ” on each of the 36″ sides of the frame and make a mark in the middle of the 2×4. Drill a ” hole in each side of the frame where the mark is. Grab two of the 11 ” leg boards and measure down 3 ” and make a mark in the center of each one. Drill a ” hole in each of the legs. Grab a 4″ bolt and slide it through the outside of the frame on each side. Place one ” washer on the bolt on each side. Side the legs down the bolt and place another ” washer on the bolt. Grab a nut and screw it on the bolt until tight. Do the same thing on the other side. Take the 17 ” board and insert it near the bottom of the legs, about an inch up from the bottom. Using the 3 ” screws, secure the brace between the legs. The legs should be able to easily open and close to make your board easily portable.