Making a Cornhole Game at Home

By: Dave Roth

Even though there are a lot of places to buy the Cornhole game, some people still enjoy making their own game sets. By doing that, you will have a great game to play when you are finished, but you will also have the satisfaction of a job well done. this type of set can become something that the entire family can do, and it makes a great project. Not everyone would enjoy doing this, but most people like to be handy and creative. Given the opportunity, they are able to create all kinds of things. To make a Cornhole game at home you only need some basic tools and basic woodworking skills. This is a lot easier to do than many people assume. It might not look quite like a professional set if you are a beginner, but that does not mean that you cannot have fun with it and enjoy the game once it is done. The basics are enough, and there is no need to be concerned with absolute perfection on your first attempt. The game board can be made from something other than wood, but it is not recommended. Many of the store-bought game boards are made out of plastic, but it is a lot harder to work with than wood is.

It is not something that most people can do in their garage or their basement.

Working with tools means that you need to be careful. Making a Cornhole game board is not that difficult, and you can get instructions free on the Internet. Just make sure you stay safe by following all of the directions properly ? including the safety precautions. Injury would work to ruin the fun of making your own Cornhole game. It should be relatively easy to make your game board if you follow the directions and remember not to rush through the work. You will want to make sure that the dimensions are correct, and that you have smoothed down the edges. Taking the time to do this will help to avoid splintering and chipping. These things can make your board look unsightly and tear up the Cornhole bags. These kinds of things can also harm the players, especially if there are little children who are not paying as much attention involved in the game. You might also want to coat your board with a stain, paint, or varnish so that it is better protected from the elements.

If you do not want to stop with just the board, you can go ahead and make your own Cornhole game bags as well. These are small, soft cloth bags that are tossed gently toward the board. Points are scored when the bag falls through the hole in the board. If you get the bag to land on the game board and not fall off you also get points, but not as many as you would for a bag that went through the hole. Originally the bags were filled with dried corn, but this might not be the best option today, and something else can be used. Some people still use corn, but you can also fill them with dried beans. You have to be very careful that the bags do not get wet if you use this method. The safest way to make the Cornhole game bags is to fill them with plastic pellets which can be bought. They will be more durable this way, and you will not have to worry so much about the weather. Sewing them on a machine is best, but they can also be sewn by hand if they are stitched tightly. It can take a little bit of time to make your own Cornhole set, but it can also be a rewarding and satisfying experience.

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