Step right up and test your aim (and DIY skills) at Frank Di Leo's portable beanbag toss! Kids and adults alike will be lining up in your backyard to take a turn.
16 linear ft. 1- x 2-in. poplar or clean pine (for framing)
4- x 2-ft. piece 5/8-in. or 3/4-in. plywood
1 1/2-in. wood screws
1- x 1-ft. piece 5/8-in. or 3/4-in. plywood (for support foot)
4 butt hinges
2 trunk latches
number stencils (optional)
urethane or tung oil
- Use wood screws to frame 4- x 2-ft piece of plywood with poplar (or pine) to create an open box of sorts.
- Draw target shapes of your choice (e.g. circles, squares, triangles, etc.) on plywood face.
- Predrill guide holes and use jigsaw to cut out shapes.
- Once shapes are cut, cut plywood in half into 2 2- x 2-ft. squares.
- Flip plywood squares face down onto work surface. Use wood screws to add poplar frame to cut edge on both squares.
- Reattach plywood squares along cut side by affixing 2 hinges to frame.
- Attach support foot to top segment of frame with 2 remaining hinges.
- Tuck in support foot and fold game in half. Attach latches and handle.
- Use number stencils to paint point values around each target hole. Alternatively, you can freehand numbers or use stickers.
- Paint/decorate game board any way you like or just give it a coat of exterior urethane or tung oil.
- Purchase beanbags or sew your own and fill with your favourite beans.