How to build Cornhole Boards- A DIY Tutorial

in this video I'm going to show you how to build a cornhole board by corner boards are made using 3/4 inch birch plywood cabinet grade and pine 1 by 4 by eights now it takes half sheet of birch plywood which is 4 by 4 and 4 1 by 4 by 8 to build the corner Wars it also takes 4 4 inch extra heavy tea hinges which we found your local big box store or hardware store and also number 8 3/4 inch and 1 inch wood screws now for my jewelry I use pocket hole screws but you could you could get away with just screws and glue and probably get away with nails and glue now thinking ahead a little bit for this particular set I'm going to be painting the deck of white and I'm going to be polyurethane Toowoomba fours that are a fill around the outside so how I'm going to do this is I'm going to cut everything and I'm going to put pocket hole screws and everything and then I'm going to paint and polyurethane everything before I assemble it just makes it a lot easier so you're not getting paint and pull your thing to places where you don't want but if you're going to paint it the whole thing you can just go ahead and assemble it all and complete the whole thing all right now to cut the deck out of the plywood is dimensions are exactly 22 and 1/2 by 46 and a half and once you have both of those cut take your one before this one's already cut but you take your one before flush it up on one side on the shorter side and you come down to this side and mark it and cut it you want to perfectly flush on both sides you do that to both to both ends then you come with your long piece and you flush it with one side with your shorter pieces up and you come down and you mark it flush with the outside here and you cut those on both sides so you want to perfectly flush all the way around that's going to make sure your dimensions are just right a lot of times what Wars when you buy them the ends aren't always purple too square so it's smart to square them up before you make your final cut [Music] just been some pocket hole screws I put two on each end of my short pieces and I put on the underside of my deck I put six on the long side and four on the short sides on all four sides alright now it's time for me to take the deck and pull your thing Omar one buys well I similar all right now I'm going to struck the assembly as you can see right here in this corner I have a ninety degree angle Clint to my workbench this will help making the the corners pocket hole screws so first I'm going to apply some glue not too much don't want to come all out over your nice work here that's my little joint here nice and flush out here there's one joint feels good now I'm going to slide my deck into it nice and tight perfect get square and go past one make sure you push down right up there now if you're using pocket hole screws as you're coming down screwing you want to feel owner here check and be sure you're good and flush you don't want your one before to be higher or lower in the plywood you want to be nice smooth playing surface now I'm going to just go away around connecting every piece and we should be good to go the next step is the leg assembly I have a piece of 3/4 inch lumber this is plywood since is cheaper than one before and it's run for three and a half inches and cut to 22 and 7/16 I just drop it in the top of my board just Center it in here and I'm going to screw it down with my pocket hole screws I want to be careful not to put a screw where my hinge goes so it's so you can take your hand set it up in here that will let you know where you can put your screws I put about five in it two on each side [Music] then you come out your t hinge onto your leg you have two legs they're cut eleven and a half inches and this is just a regular one before and you just Center it on your leg and make this facing I don't know that's a that's a sixteenth or a little bit bigger when the board is set up you want the highest point of the board to be 12 inches off the ground now with my Lebanon half inch leg and this four inch heavy T hinge I could put the tinge three eighths of an inch off of this one before and it makes the board perfect every time but if you're using a different hinge or a little different setup you may have to play with a little bit to get it right at 12 inches but just remember twelve inches off the ground is where you want the highest point of cornhole board I made my 3/8 inch mark and I pull the leg about an eighth of an inch off the side of the board here and I'm just screwing it with my one inch screws and it's as easy as that these legs just hinge nice and easy and the rest that on here this is plenty strong because you have your your screws going into this side piece so that's what's holding it now the last step for the cornhole board is to cut the hole in the day now you're going to be cutting a six-inch diameter hole that is nine inches down from the top and centered across your board so that's going to be 12 inches from each side and nine inches down for the top now if I were to drill a pilot hole at my center point and I have a six inch hole saw I'm going to make the whole width now usually I do this with a jigsaw but it's the first time with the whole solid I'm sure to be a lot more accurate [Music] there you have it on committee corner award nice as it can be and do it playing and please feel free to subscribe and comment

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