Frequently Asked Questions
- What is Regulation?
- How long does it take to ship?
- How long have you been producing cornhole sets?
- Can you make the tailgate sized cornhole boards?
- Do you use decals?
- What is your turnaround time?
- Do you make your own bags?
- Why do you frame your cornhole set with 1×4’s?
- Are your cornhole boards slippery?
- How much do the boards weigh?
- Do you ship internationally?
- Do you build them yourself?
- Can I get some more info on shipping?
- How far do you deliver?
- How much is delivery?
- How much does shipping usually cost?<
- What are my color options for cornhole bags?
- Do you offer a deal for bars and restaurants wanting your product?
- Are your donated sets free? Or just discounted?
- Is my shipment going to be insured? What happens if there is damage?
- Do you offer bulk discounts?
- Do you accept credit cards?
- Are your credit card transactions safe?
- Do you offer any financing options?
- In regards to shipping cornhole boards via UPS – What should I expect? What if they’ve been damaged? What will my responsibilities be?
When we say we build our cornhole sets to regulation standards, it means they are built to the specifications set by the American Cornhole Association. See below (Important items are bold):
Section A. Equipment Standards – The ACA has adopted the following equipment specifications and standards for cornhole / corn toss:
- Each cornhole platform shall be a 48″ x 24″ rectangle made of half inch plywood. ACA sanctioned tournaments should only be played with wooden cornhole platforms as there is significant variance in play between wooden and plastic or other surfaces.
- The hole in the cornhole platform shall be six inches in diameter and be nine inches from the top and twelve inches from each side (centered) of the cornhole platform edges.
- The front of the cornhole platform shall be approximately four inches off the ground and be at a near 90-degree angle to the ground.
- The back of the cornhole platform shall be approximately twelve inches off the ground and be at near a 90-degree angle to the ground.
- The cornhole platform should have solid wood sides with the only opening to the underside of the cornhole platform being through the hole in the cornhole platform. Although portable fold-down platforms are acceptable (with open sides), platforms with solid wooden sides are preferred for ACA sanctioned tournament play as it is sometimes difficult (especially late in the day) to determine if a corn bag was pitched into the hole or came to rest under the cornhole platform by being pitched through the open sides in a cornhole platform.
- The cornhole / corn toss play surface shall be finish sanded to a very smooth texture and there shall not be any blemishes in the wood surface that might disrupt or distort play.
- The cornhole / corn toss play surface shall be painted with a high gloss latex paint resulting in a surface that allows the corn bags to slide but is not so slippery that it allows the bags to slide back down the platform. The preferable color is white, but any easy to see color is acceptable for tournament play.
- The corn bags shall be made from two fabric squares with a quarter inch double stitched seam on all four sides. The corn bags should be made from 12 oz / sq yd duck canvas and may be any color that is easy to see during cornhole play. Each bag shall be filled with approximately 2 cups of corn feed and finished bags should be a minimum of 6″ x 6″ square and weigh between 14 and 16 ounces.
Cornhole Bags only take 3 days at most to arrive to their destination anywhere in the country via USPS. Contact us for a shipping quote on larger bulk orders.
We ship our full cornhole sets via UPS. Depending on your distance from Chicago, shipping times will vary. Nonetheless, a tracking number will always be provided so you can monitor your cornhole set’s shipping progress. Also keep in mind, that during busy holidays, shipping can take longer than usual – in some cases, even longer than UPS says it will.
We’ve been doing this since 2006. Having produced nearly 1500 sets by 2012, we can confidently say that we have found our niche on the high end of the quality spectrum when it comes to producing custom cornhole sets.
Of course we can. Custom cornhole sets are what we specialize in and custom means we will build what you want!
99% of our artwork is done by hand. We basically mimic the process of silk screening, but with masking tape and an exacto knife. The custom designs, names and/or logos are applied one layer of color at a time. This difficult process not only shows the pride we have in our product, but also assures you that your cornhole set is 100% genuine. No two sets will ever look exactly the same.
…that 1% of the time exists because we have no choice as our logo application method does in fact have some limitations. See Logos vs Decals for more information.
Sometimes the same day, sometimes within a week, and sometimes over a month. We try to keep a stock of Basic Cornhole Boards on hand, but during high volume points of the season, this stock depletes to nothing. When this happens, our turnaround times are drastically increased. Keep this in mind if you are planning to have one of our cornhole sets for your huge July 4th or Labor day barbeque.
Absolutely. We have dealt with several different cornhole bag suppliers over our first couple years in business. No one would stand behind their product for as long as we wanted them to. “If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself.” We use a commercial grade sewing machine and industrial nylon thread. We are the only company [that we know of] to provide a written warranty on the integrity of our cornhole bags.
Check out Our Sewing Machine to see our industrial grade Juki.
Aren’t 2×4’s stronger?
We do in fact use 1×4’s. And yes, 2×4’s are stronger, but they also hold up houses. We don’t feel their strength is necessary for framing a 10-lb piece of plywood (not to mention nearly double the weight of the cornhole boards). Contrary to popular belief, our preference for 1×4’s has nothing to do with cost. They are choice clear pine and cost more than the stud grade 2×4’s used by many of our competitors. Though we prefer to construct out sets with 1×4’s, we do custom work and will frame your cornhole boards with whatever you want.
Yes. The ACA specifies a “high gloss” finish for regulation cornhole boards.
They are about 25-lbs per board. The weight of two regulation cornhole boards and eight cornhole bags combined is approximately 57-lbs.
Yes. Shipping a 2′ by 4′ box overseas can cost quite a bit and we will work with you as much as possible to save you some money. We have shipped nearly a dozen cornhole sets to soldiers in the Middle East, several to customers in Canada, and even to New Zealand.
Or do you outsource them to a manufacturer?
We build them right here, with our own hands, Smack dab in the middle of America. We have a smaller workshop, which you can take a virtual tour of and a larger commercial space where we do a lot more of the initial stock construction of naked cornhole boards.
Our cornhole sets are shipped via UPS. You may use UPS’ website to make your own inquiries on time and cost. You will need the following information: the box is 26″ wide, 49″ long, 9″ tall, 57lbs and is being shipped out of zip code 60641. The average full cornhole set shipment will run about $45.
Orders consisting of only Cornhole Bags are shipped via USPS Priority Mail. Our flat rate for shipping a set of bags is $10.
As far as needed. If you pay us enough, we’ll drive your cornhole set to Argentina if you’d like. If you want us to deliver a set an hour away, we’d probably ask for $30-$40 for time and fuel. We will always take into consideration the notion that it may be more feasible to ship them via UPS than it may be for us to actually hand-deliver your cornhole set (or vice versa).
As said before, we only ask a few bucks for gas. But I guess nowadays, “a few bucks” isn’t a good way to describe gas prices. We are located in the northwest side of Chicago (close to O’Hare), and $30 is more than fair for us to deliver your custom cornhole set within a half-hour of O’Hare Intl. Airport.
Cornhole Bags: $11 for a set or two. Larger quanitity orders will be priced on a quote-to-quote basis. Cornhole Boards: The average price is around $45. Shipping out to the west coast typically bears the largest cost – sometimes up to $70.
Cornhole Bags are available in nearly 20 colors.
Absolutely. Contact us and we will go from there.
We guess it depends on who you are, what you do, and our current workload. We are always willing to play a role in any organization’s success – even if it is as simple as a custom cornhole set that may make some hard working volunteers smile and maybe even raise a couple bucks to the cause. Contact us – what’s the worst that can happen?
Bags-only shipments go through the US Postal Service. These shipments are resilient to the harms of shipping and we add no additional insurance for them. However, your shipment of cornhole boards is a lot more bulky and easier to Damage in transit – that’s why we shipped Insured via UPS. In the event of damage, you will need to box it back up so UPS can pick it back up and bring it back to us. UPS reimburses us, and we then start all over from scratch to build you a brand new set again. Cornhole Boards damaged in transit will not cost you anything, but it may result in a possible tardiness of originally planned deadlines…
Each of these boxes contains a full cornhole set. The package is pretty big.
We can usually work something out. Keep in mind that we manufacturer for several companies around the United States that commonly order 20+ sets at a time. Our definition of “bulk” will not be two (or even three or four) sets.
Yes. All credit card payments are processed securely through PayPal, and we will never see any of your payment information.
Very much so. Again, to keep PCI Compliance out of our hand, we will never ask for, see, or be able to store your credit card information. We send you an invoice – and you pay it online yourself. This payment gateway is encrypted and very secure. Again, we will never see your credit card info – and therefore will not to able to do anything malicious with it.
You can absolutely finance the purchase of your custom cornhole set. We process all credit card payments via PayPal and they offer a built-in finance option. PayPal also has a “Pay Later” option as well. When we invoice you, we will never have to plan any of this. You take care of it all during the checkout process over on PayPal’s site.
In regards to shipping cornhole boards via UPS – What should I expect? What if they’ve been damaged? What will my responsibilities be?
1. It is a massive box. It is about 55″ long, 25″ wide and about 9″ tall. It will weigh anywhere from 50 – 60 lbs. To minimize transit/handling time, we allow UPS to leave the package at your address without a signature. If you prefer to have someone sign for it you need to let us know prior to shipment.
2. All packages are insured to their full purchase price. This does not mean that you can simply inform us of the damage and expect a full refund! If the product arrives damaged, you must contact us immediately. Please take photos of the damage. You need to keep all of the packaging because you will need to repackage the set. Once we start the claim with UPS, a driver will then come back to get the package in order for UPS to investigate the damage claim. Once the damage claim have been approved, we [the shipper] get a refund for for what you paid us. We will contact you once the claim is approved and you will have the option to either have us remake the set for you just like we did the first time or have us forward the refunded payment from UPS to you. The process described above usually takes about 2 weeks once we begin the claim (not including the time it may take to remake the set for you).
3. Open your package immediately! Not the following day. Not the following week. SAME DAY! You do this because there is a limited time to report shipping damage to UPS. If you choose to delay opening the package understand that you may be accepting all responsibility for any damages that may have incurred during shipment. Again, as soon as you get the package, open it immediately to confirm that everything is intact. If the cornhole set’s integrity is compromised, contact us immediately so we can begin a damage claim with UPS. If you decide to let the package sit in your garage for a while, then you later open it to realize that it sustained damage, that on you.
5. Don’t let all of this scare you. We’ve only had to process 3 or 4 damage claims in about 8 years. However, there were another 3 or 4 instances where a damage claim couldn’t be processed because the customer waited too long. They all simply left the set in the shipping package for extended periods of time (awaiting summer time, waiting a few weeks for someone’s birthday, perhaps gift wrapping the package as-is in anticipation of the holidays, etc). So please, open your package immediately and keep all packaging until you verify that everything is intact.