Today I’m super excited to be posting about my DIY Corn Hole Game! I had been wanting to make one of these since last Spring and I’m so glad we finally got around to it.
As much as I want to say this was a simple project, it wasn’t! In my argument to convince my hubby to build this with me, I explained how easy it was going to be: “But all you have to do is build the frame and I’ll paint!!” Yeah… my bad. Maybe it was the 105 degree heat that got to us, but either way, it was harder than we thought.
I would normally write up a detailed step-by-step on how to create this for yourself, but honestly, my husband and I used the DIY Network’s tutorial and I would totally recommend it. They explain it MUCH better than I ever could. I have listed the tools and materials needed below, and the DIY Network’s tutorial can be found HERE.
- 4 2×4 x 8′ pressure-treated boards
- 1/2″ pressure-treated plywood
- 4 4-inch carriage bolts with 4 washers and 4 wing nuts
- 1-lb. box of 3″ deck screws
- 1-lb. box of 1-5/8″ deck screws
- high-gloss white paint
- tape measure
- circular saw
- miter saw
- hand sander
- compass tool
- paint roller
- drill with drill bit and Phillips-head screw bit
** NOTE: For those of you who don’t know what Corn Hole is and would like to learn how to play, click HERE for instructions! It’s super easy and is so much fun to play with a group of friends on a pretty day.
The next few steps include taping, staining and painting the boards. I designed a mock-up in one of my design programs of what I wanted the end result to look like. After a few design drafts, I settled on a green and white herringbone pattern with the top stained a deep brown.
Now that the design was settled, I started measuring and taping off my design on the boards. I first stained the top of the boards, then tapped that section off to brush paint the bottom section white. Once everything was dry, I taped everything else off to spray paint the green areas. Once the green dried, I went back in for touch ups.
Once your done with the paint, all you have left to do is make the corn hole bags. I will be posting about that next week! Other than that, you’re all done! The legs tuck in for easy storage as well. Eventually I will paint a clear coat of polycrylic to protect the paint, but that’s for another day! A day when it’s not 100 degrees outside:)
It’s been too hot here in Texas to use these, but I’m looking forward to the fall so we can finally play!
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