If you are looking to spice up your game nights, you may want to consider building your own corn horn boards. It is a fun project and can be a great way to bond with your family. You can choose a different design for each board, such as a bullseye or other unique design.
First, you need to determine your board size. The rule of thumb is that a regulation-sized corn horn board should be 48 inches long and 24 inches wide. This should allow for about a 15-foot space between boards. However, smaller spaces may require you to make some adjustments.
Once you have determined the width of your board, you need to cut the pieces. To do this, you will need a saw such as a miter saw. This is a more powerful saw and will result in a cleaner cut.
Next, you will need a drill and 1/8-inch drill bit. Make sure that the hole is deep enough for the wood screws you plan to use. Also, make sure that the drill bit is properly sanded. Sanding the holes will keep the veneer intact.
A jigsaw is also a great tool to use for cutting scoring areas. However, a jigsaw is not suitable for little hands.
Another good tool to use for this project is a 5″ orbital sander. Using a jigsaw to cut the cornhole board is too dangerous for young children.
Finally, you will need a pair of 2x4s. These will be used for the legs of your board. Position the shorter side of the 2x4s on the ground and the longer side on the edge of the board. Orient the shorter side of the lumber so that it is pointing away from you.
One of the easiest ways to make a light up corn horn is to use a battery pack and some fabric. Alternatively, you can attach it to the board with screws. For more bling, you can put in a LED strip. Alternatively, you could add some LEDs to the inside of your board.
A compass is another useful tool for this project. A compass will show you the correct angle to place the legs on. They should be angled slightly upward and rounded on the top.
Finally, you will need to cut the legs to the right length. In the case of a table leg, you will need to measure the top of the leg. Measure the distance from the front to the top of the leg and from the front to the bottom. Draw a line on the leg at this point. Ideally, you should end up with a radius of one-quarter inch.
To build the corn horn board, you will need a few basic power tools. However, you will need to wear safety gear to protect yourself from accidents. After you have assembled your board, you can paint it with a stain killer and primer. Use a polyacrylic topcoat to finish it off.