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While not the most common style of boards, the 3’x2′ Cornhole Boards do have their own niche in the world of Cornhole. 3×2 Boards are often referred to as “Tailgating Boards”, as they’re easier to haul than your standard 4×2 boards.

The 3×2 boards are a foot shorter, which means they have a better chance of fitting in a car trunk or across the back seat. They may not appeal as much to the Cornhole purists, but it’s a game, it’s supposed to be fun. If you take your boards with you a lot, these 3×2’s are worth a look.

Materials

  • 1 – 5/8″ Plywood Top
  • 2 – 2×4 – Base Side
  • 1 – 2×4 – Base Top
  • 1 – 2×4 – Base Bottom
  • 2 – 2×4 – Leg
  • ***Optional*** Cornhole Lantern
  • 4 – 1/2″ Washers
  • 2 – 1/2″ Lock Nut
  • 2 – 1/2″ x3.5″ Bolt – Carriage or Hex
  • 20 – 1.25″ Wood Screws
  • 8 – 3″ Wood Screws

3×2 Board Instructions

Wood:

  • Cut Plywood.  2 Tops, 24’x36′
  • Cut 2×4’s.  Sides to 36″, Front/Back to 21″.
  • Legs:  See Graphic

Create the frame.  Attach the longer side pieces on the outside of the shorter (21″) Front and Back pieces using the 3″ screws.  Screw two screws from the outside in at each corner.

Attach the plywood top.  Use the 1.25″ screws to attach the plywood top to the 2×4 frame.

Cut the hole.  Measure 9″ down from the top edge, and center the hole (12″).  Cut a 6″ hole.

Legs.  Many methods exist for cutting the legs.  Round the end of your leg piece, and establish where the hole will be for the hinge bolt.  From that hole, measure 7-15/16″ on the long side, and 7-1/4″ on the short side.  This will give a rear height of about 10″.  For 12″ height, use longer measurements.  Rear height is to preference.

Lights.  An optional, but fun, addition to any set of boards is a pair of Cornhole Lights.  These lights brighten up the hole, and allow you to play later on in to the evening.

DOWNLOAD – 3×2 Cornhole Board Building Directions

Design by Cornhole Game Players Forum member Face Down. These cornhole board building instructions used with permission from Cornhole Game Players. For a version you can download and print, please visit the Cornhole Building page.