How to Build An Cornhole Set – DIY beginner woodworking project | Danielle’s Joy


hi i’m danielle’s joy and welcome to my channel your source for everything healthy and homemade today we’re going to be hitting it out of the park with our own corn hole set yes you’re going to be building a regulation size cornhole from scratch and this is so easy that you’re going to be able to do it too after this [Music] we found that so many corn holes were really expensive and we wanted to create our own on a budget and this is so budget friendly i’m going to link down all of the materials and supplies below in the comment section so you’re going to want to check that out after this video so that you can build your own cornhole but we’re going to take you through the process and if you like this video please give it a thumbs up and subscribe because i do come out with new homemade and healthy videos every week but without further ado let’s get started first off starting any good project you’re going to want to head to your local hardware store that could be a lowe’s home depot or anywhere else nearby to gather some of your supplies you’ll need two pieces of plywood some one by four by eight and i’m going to include all of these supplies tools and materials down below so you don’t have to worry but you are going to need a circular saw drill clamp you’ll need some carriage bolts washers and wing nuts and you’re also going to need an orbital sander once you have all the supplies gathered then we started to think through how we wanted to build this out we laid out all of our pieces and started to just mentally record how we wanted to cut measure and just logistically set things up we started off with measuring out all of our four by ones and clamping them down and making sure that we made straight cuts for all of the different pieces of the cornhole set i took our circular saw and you really want to make sure when you do do this that you are using a straight line you’re really following that through as you can see here so you really just want to make sure that you get a right angle there and you create a straight line once we had all of those pieces laid out and cut then we started to work on the legs of the cornhole the cornhole legs are going to have a 45 degree angle in them and then at the top we put in a x for where we would put in the carriage bolts so this is about one and a half inches down and then the center of that one by four and we marked that with an x to make sure that later on once we had made our cuts we’d be able to drill in a hole there for our carriage nut once we had our legs cut out we took a i used a pre-workout bottle actually here but you could use a compass and created just a semi-circle on the top and this is so the legs will be able to move in and out of the cornhole so you can set it up or take it down so they aren’t kind of sticking out and then we took our hand saw and just kind of cut around this you could also use a jigsaw make sure when you’re done that you do sand out that so we did use the orbital standard to make that smooth along the edges and then we clamped them and started to drill in the hole we found it easier to just drill it both at the same time because it was a nice easy one drill and done once we started making all of our cuts and holes we started the assembly process so we took the longer pieces of one by fours and drilled them in here we did about three drills per side and when you are drilling in these screws you want to make sure that you’re not going flush the surface but you actually indent a bit and the plywood is nice and soft so it will let you go a little bit deeper and this way we can just compound the top and make sure that you don’t even see those screws in there once we did the long ends we came in for the shorter pieces just to box out the cornhole so we did about two screws for each side [Music] so many screws and the page cam she’s always here loving on all of our diy projects now once we had gotten all four sides of both of our corn holes and then we were able to take it over and turn it on top and make sure that we get one hole in the center really make sure that everything is held in place again there are so many screws it was crazy but you just want to make sure everything’s in page comment below if your dog hangs out with you when you’re doing diys so this is the cornhole set then as i said earlier we used some joint compound to just cover up those screws so you do want to make sure that they aren’t flush but they’re a little indented in and that’s only on the cover for the sides we didn’t really worry about it because you don’t see that as much and then we took our hole saw this is a six inch hole saw that you can actually plug right onto your drill and create the perfect hole if you don’t have a hole saw we actually have a great kit that we purchased on amazon it was only twenty dollars for a 19 piece set and i will include a link of that below because it was crazy how inexpensive it was compared to some of the hardware items that we saw at home depot and lowe’s we’re just going to drill that in here this drill it did take a little bit of time which i think is maybe why it was a little bit cheaper but it got the job done let me tell you they looked so good and then once that was done we drilled in using the same drill bit to create the holes of where the legs would connect to the actual horn hole and for some reason it was just smoking so much it was crazy but no fires were started in this and i just let you i just want to let you know to be careful and we took those half an inch by four inch carriage bolts and we stuck them into the cornhole so they do have a squared edge on them and what’s good about this is they’ll actually nail right into the wood so you want to make sure that you put those in you nail it in as much as you can and then later on we will apply the legs to those so then we added the legs and you’re going to want to add some washers and wig nuts to those as well this way you just secure it on and we’re going to also use some super glue i didn’t show it here but we just super glued those washers and wig nuts on so that they didn’t move too much once it was assembled and this way you don’t have a leg just coming off any time [Music] next up is my favorite part of any project and that is painting it because that really just makes it look so good and amazing and pristine so we started off with taping off with some painters tape where we wanted the stain and white paint to meet so we’re only using two different colors here so we edged out the sides because we knew that we wanted to use the exterior paint for over the joint compound if you aren’t going to do paint over that then you would want to use just like a wood putty and then we got our stain so we used a jacoba bean color it was a nice dark stain color and i went over and applied the stain and then chris came up behind me and just wiped it off of it now make sure before you apply this stain before you let this stain you are going to want to make sure that you do go over with the orbital sander we forgot to take a video of this but you really want to make sure to stand that down so it’s nice and smooth before you stain and then we let that dry until it was dry to the touch and started to peel off the tape oh my gosh does that not feel so good when you just get a nice glorious pristine line following the tape oh this is probably my favorite part of the project peeling off the paint now we did the stain first because you see that it does bleed a little bit so then oh paige so we did do this stain first because it did bleed a little bit and then we took our tape and chris actually went by and used an exacto knife to make sure that he created clear lines with the paint i started off using a small brush to get in there and i just started to realize that this was taking so much time so you’re going to see later on that i do switch to a bigger brush but i think the better you can get with your paint the easier you’re going to make it for yourselves in the long run so it might take a little bit longer to exacto cut that but it’s gonna be worth it and here’s my tip of the project when you are doing any paint project and reusing the paint color at a later time you can just stick that paint brush into a plastic bag stick it in the refrigerator and it will keep the brush nice and moist for the next time that you need to use it and sorry for saying the word moist but it just keeps it so nice and this is great for when you’re doing any painting project even just painting a room i’ve used this product this so much you can stick a roller in there oh it’s so great but again yeah we taped that off and it looked great and then we added a layer of polyurethane to the top this just makes sure that it will weather through and just keep it a nice shiny and a smooth surface for your bean bags to go across when you are doing this you’re just going to want to wipe it on i wish we used a smaller cloth because a lot of it was absorbed in that cloth and then ah looks so great i’m so proud of this project [Music] i hope you guys enjoyed this video as much as i did i know that we are so excited to start using our cornhole set and i really want to see pictures of your cornholes that you guys create so make sure to tag me on instagram at danielle’s joy or shoot me a dm with your picture i’m so excited to see what they look like and if you like this video please do give it a thumbs up and subscribe as i do post new videos every week thanks and have a good week

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