Do you like to play corn hole? Do you have a scoreboard? Here is an easy way to make a corn hole game DIY Scoreboard from a thrift store find.
Do y’all remember when I found that wooden stand while out thrifting with the gals? It’s okay if you don’t because it was several months ago! I asked everyone what they thought it’s original purpose was and I think the final consensus was a TV tray stand.
I’m going to show you how to make a Corn Hole Game DIY Scoreboard out of this inexpensive thrift store find. When I found the stand, I knew immediately that it would be perfect for a scoreboard because it is made of solid wood and very sturdy.
I got my husband on board with the plan and gathered my supplies. Then, as happens with many projects, I didn’t do a thing with it for over 4 months. LOL
With Father’s Day Weekend approaching, I knew my time was running out to get the project finished. We love playing corn hole when the kids are here and we, (meaning me) have a hard time keeping up with the score. LOL
Thankfully, after 4 months, I was still able to find the stand as well as all the other supplies. LOL
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How to Build a Corn Hole Game DIY Scoreboard
The supplies needed are very simple.
- Thrifted Stand (or this could be made using new materials)
- 1 sheet lightweight Galvanized Sheet Metal
- Black Paint
- Black Vinyl – for numbers – or precut Vinyl numbers
- Black Sharpie
- Half Round or square wood trim
- Wood Screws
Prepare the Scoreboard Materials
Begin by preparing all your materials. The galvanized metal may need to be trimmed to fit your frame. If so, be sure to use a metal blade in your circular saw to assure a smooth cut.
Although the thrift store stand was in good shape, I painted the frame black so that it would match our corn hole boards.
Construction Details for Corn Hole Game Scoreboard
First, cut the wood trim, using a miter saw, to attach to the vertical length of the sheet metal. This will hold the metal firmly in the frame. Attach to the front of the frame using wood screws and paint the trim to match. The sheet metal will be placed on the back side of the trim and frame.
Next, using a cordless drill, attach the galvanized sheet metal to the frame from the backside.
My husband recommends drilling a pilot hole in the metal before screwing the metal to the wooden frame.
The trim piece also hides the jagged edge of the sheet metal and helps prevent any possible injury from an exposed raw edge.
If you are not familiar with using chalk paint, you can see this tutorial.
Add Graphics to DIY Scoreboard
In order to have neat numbers on the scoreboard, I used my Silhouette Cameo to design graphics for the corn hole game and cut them using Black Glossy Vinyl. You can also purchase vinyl numbers like these.
Finally, using a black sharpie, draw the horizontal lines on the sheet metal. I used a ruler to attempt a straight line.
There are several options for your magnets to help keep score. I have several scrabble tiles and decided to use the D & L for Dark and Light Corn Hole Bags. I used a self adhesive magnet on the back of each tile.
I’ll be interested to see what ideas you have for keeping score.
I may eventually paint the tiles the color of the bags, but for now they work just fine.
We enjoyed playing corn hole over Father’s Day weekend with our daughter and son-in-law. Now that I have a new Corn Hole Game DIY Scoreboard, I didn’t have to worry about keeping the score in my head. LOL.
Simple Corn Hole Rules
Bag in Hole – 3 Points
Bag on the Board – 1 Point
First Team to 21 Wins
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