Cornhole board dimensions (size) and which materials made of

Cornhole is an entertaining outdoor game that needs two main elements to play. One of these two elements is the cornhole board. A cornhole board can measure 47.5 inches to 48 inchesin length and 23.5 inches 24 inchesin width. The dimension of an official cornhole board should be kept between these ranges.

Cornhole board dimensions

What is cornhole

Cornhole is a popular outdoor game, which is largely played in the US. The game is also known as bags, baggo, bean bag toss, bean in the hole, etc. names. This game can be played single or double. The team first scoring 21 points or passing this 21 points margin is going to be declared the winner of the game.

Cornhole board shape

The board used to play cornhole is always rectangular in shape, and it is typically made of plywoodthat provides a smooth playing surface.

Cornhole board dimension

 A regulation size cornhole board measures 4 feet or 48 inches in length and 2 feet or 24 inches in width. Meanwhile, the length of the surface of the board can range from 47.5 inches to 48 inches. And the width of the board ranges from 23.5 inches to 24 inches. An official cornhole game always requires a regulation size cornhole board of course.

Cornhole board hole dimension

The hole is the most important part of the board that helps the player mostly in earing points to win the game. If a player can throw a cornhole bag into the hole of the board surface, he will earn 3 points at a time, unless just dropping it on the board surface will provide him 1 point. That's why this is regarded as the most important part of the board. 

The hole in the cornhole board measures 6 inches or 15 cm in diameter. It is typically centered 9 inches or 23 cm from the top of the board. But sometimes the length between the top of the board and the hole is decreased a bit. In that case, the gap between the top and the hole is 8.75 inches. So all in all, the hole is centered 8.75 inches to 9 inches from the top of the board.

How far the hole remains from the side of the board, which can be a good question in this regard. In a regulation-sized cornhole board, the hole is always centered 12 inches from each side of the board. This dimension is also required for an official cornhole board.

Front and back edge of the board

 The front edge of a regulation size cornhole board is located 2.5 inches or 6.4 cm to 4 inches or 10.2 cm from the ground to the top of the board. On the other hand, the back edge of the board is located 12 inches or 30.5 cm from the ground to the top of the board.

Other measurements of the board

 The cornhole board is slightly angled between the leg and the bottom of the surface and the angle is only 10 degrees. There is another measurement between the extended leg and the front edge. Between these the board measures 50.75 inches.

Cornhole bag dimensions

 Cornhole bag is also important equipment that is needed to play cornhole. The bags are made of fabric and they are square in shape. Each of these bags measures a minimum 6 inches in length by 6 inches in width. But sometimes the measurement is increased to 6.25 inches by 6.25 inches. All in all the measurement of the bag remains within this range.

The bags have 0.25 inches of stitched seam on all four sides. The bags are filled with 2 cup of feed corns and each of these bags weighs around 15 to 16 ounces approximately.

Materials used to made cornhole board

Cornhole board made of


Cronhole board is one of the most important equipment that you need to play cornhole. These boards are typically made of using plywood. The plywood creates a smoother surface on the board for better playability. A regulation size cornhole board uses 0.5 inches smooth plywood to make the surface of the board. But it doesn’t mean that the thickness of the wood can’t be more than 0.5 inches. It is actually the minimum thickness that a regulation cornhole board surface requires.

Other materials needed to make a cornhole board

Plywood is the main material you need to make a cornhole board or board surface. But there are some other materials, which are also important in constructing quality cornhole board. Remember the measurement of the plywood should not be more than 4 feet or 48 inches in length and 2 feet or 24 inches in width.

Coming out of the surface you need plywood for other purposes also. Such as, you need regulation size plywood for the frame of the board. Then to construct the legs of the board you also require more plywood. After collecting the plywood and cutting them in the regulation size you need to attach each of these parts at the right place to construct the board. And to do so you need to use screws and nuts.

Required tools

 To use these materials you also need few tools. Such as, jigsaw to cut the wood, measuring tape, drill for making hole, paint roller etc. All these materials and tools will help you in making a regulation size cornhole board for enhanced cornhole experience in the outdoor.

So I hope you guys enjoyed reading this article about the dimension of cornhole boards and also which materials are needed to make a cornhole board.

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