Thursday, January 15, 2015

How to Make Hole Toss Game

Ryobi Cordless with 
key-less chuck
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools: 
1x4x3 Pine boards
2x4x24 in. Douglas fir  
Cordless screwdriver with Phillip bit
Drywall screws 1 1/4 and 3/4 in.
Forstner bit 4 in. or hole saw kit (Fig.11)
Oriented strand board 2 x 4 x 3/4 in.
Sheetrock course screws 1 1/4 in. 
Simpson Strong-Tie® LS50Z adjustable framing L-angle 4-7/8 in. 18-gauge
Unions Schedule 40 (3) 

Jamilla came to The Home Depot to purchase a Toss game for her nephews birthday. They came to the Anaheim Super Store - Lumber/Building Materials area for information. Jamilla wanted at first to purchase the game but when she saw it she decided to make the game herself. 

The game sell between $60 and $130. A toss game is 2 ft by 4 ft with a 6-inch hole centered 9 inches from the top of the frame. The panel is slightly elevated so the corn/sand bag can fall on the ground. The corn/sand toss game is an activity game, played outside and it can involve professional players. Some games can pay thousands of dollars if you are good at the game. There are many organization that have official rules. The American Cornhole Association (ACA) is one of these professional organization. Other organization are NCAAF, NFL, NHL, MLB.   

If you need step by step instructions on how to make an official corn/sand toss game click here.
Corn Toss can be called Baggo, Bags, Bagz, Backyard Toss, Bean Bag, Bean Toss, Chuck-O, Cornhole, Lawn Toss, Lawn game, Ladder Toss, Muckers, Hillybilly Horseshoes, Soft Horseshoes, Indiana Horseshoes, Washer pitchingTailgate, Tailgate Toss and Mölkky.

This post shows the nine steps to create a simple hole toss game. The game is slightly different than other versions but it will work the same as the other version of toss games available on the Internet or local sporting stores.  

Step 1: Fig.1 shows the Oriented Strand Board (OSB) that will be used as the top of the game. Another choice is to use Pine plywood. Pine is already sanded and ready to use. OSB does not have a smooth surface but it only cost $5 for a 2x4 piece 3/4 thick.
Fig.1 Oriented Strand Board (OSB)
Step 2: Measure the 1x4x4 pine board and obtain the center of the board section. The middle area will hold the height of the game, notice below the middle has a 2x4x2 in the center of the board. 

Step 3: Fig.2 and fig.3 shows that a LS50Z Adjustable Framing L-Angle was used to hold the 2x4x2 center post as well as attaching it to the 1x4x3 pine board. This bracket is construction grade and can take a lot of rough handling.
Fig.2 2x6 Simpson Tie
Fig.3 bottom bracket attached
Step 4: Fig.4 use a Ryobi Cordless Drill with a Phillip Bit insert a drywall screw attach sheet rock screws into the L bracket with 4-screws. Two screws on the 2x4x2 and two on the 1x4x3 base. Adding support on both sides of the center post will give the additional support more strength to hold the main panel of the game.

Note: Drywall screws should be no longer than 3/4 in. for the 1x4x3 and screws being screwed into the 2x3x2 should be no longer than 1 1/4 inch in length.

Fig.4 Ryobi cordless drill
Step 5: Fig.5 shows the back view of the LS50Z adjustable framing L-Angle attached to the 1x4x3 pine board.
Fig.5 Back view
Step 6: Fig.6 shows the LS50Z Adjustable Framing L-Angle is attached to the 2x4x2 center post as well as the OSB board.
Fig.6 top view of the Framing L-Angle
Step 7: The kit used to cut the 4 inch holes into the OSB paneling. 
Step 8: Placing three 2x2 bracket on the board then attaching the 4-inch slip unions the rings would stay in place. Later a 4 in. hole saw cut the holes for the corn or sand bags to fall to the ground.

Step 9: Fig.7 and fig.8 shows that this is a side view of the completed game. There are no sides to this game but if you need sides it easy enough to lay the game on its side and trace it on a new board. Then use a saw to cut the sides and use glue to adhere the sides together. All corn/sand hole toss game sold have sides.

Fig.7 L-brackets holding slip unions

Fig.8 This is a side view
Corn Hole Bags

There are many places that sell the corn hole bags. Fig.9 shows Sam's Corn hole bags, listed at 8 for $20 dollars. Click here if interested. If you like Wallmart they also sell corn hole toss bags for approximately 8 bags for $20.
Fig.9 Sam's Corn hole bags

Now the game is ready to be used. An additional 1x4 pine could had been added for more stability. But this game was going to be painted and used to education children in sportsmanship. All the corn toss history and game information above was obtained from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia and organization detail from Sam's Corn Hole Bags.  

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