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A fun twist on the classic 2×4 framed Cornhole Boards. These instructions will help you to build a set of Nesting Cornhole Boards. Nesting boards fit together so that they can be stored and hauled around as one piece. These boards are a great choice if you’re tight on space, or you travel with your boards regularly.

Materials Needed

  • 2×4’s – 6, 8ft’ pieces
  • Screws or Nails
  • Wood Glue – optional
  • 2 Bolts & Wingnuts

Building the Nesting Boards

First cut the following lengths of 2″ x 4″:

  • 2 @ 4’
  • 2 @ 45″
  • 2 @ 21″
  • 3 @ 18″
  • 4 @ 12 9/16 ”  ( used for the legs )

Glue and screw (or nail) the frame together.

  • Make sure the frame is square by measuring from corner to corner diagonally. You should get the same measurement from opposite corners.
  • With both frames assembled, make sure the frame of #2 will fit inside of the #1 frame.

Cut two pieces of 1/2″ plywood – measuring 4’ by 2’

    • Lay the plywood on the frames first and pre-drill for screws, this will avoid splintering of the wood on the surface.
    • Attach plywood to the #1 frame.
    • Measure in from each edge of the second piece of plywood 2 1/4″
    • Mark the measurement with a pencil, and then draw a line between the marks. You should nest the two frames and use the edge of #1 to align #2. Attach #2 frame to the plywood using these lines.

Cut circle in proper location.

  • There are several ways to cut the circle (for the hole).  Choose the way in which you are familiar and have the proper tools.

Attach legs to frame.

  • Using measurements from the plans mark, where center of hole should be.
  • Using a jigsaw or other means cut a 1.5″ radius on the end of your legs.
  • Drill holes in legs and frame.
  • Bolt legs to frame. Use a fender washer on both sides of leg to prevent legs from sticking when you paint them.
  • Wing nuts should be used on the legs to board #1 because the legs have to be removed and stored to nest boards.

Paint or stain to your liking.

Additional Information

DOWNLOAD – (PDF) Nesting 4×2 Cornhole Board Plans

Design by Cornhole Game Players Forum member Tarheel Holer. 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.