Wood vs. Plastic Cornhole Boards

If you have played cornhole before, your board was probably made of one of two materials: wood or plastic. Both materials have their pros and cons, depending on how you plan to use the boards.

Read on to determine which material is better for you and your playing needs.

Wood



Wooden boards are preferred by most cornhole players in large part because the bags do not slide on wood as they do on plastic. For this reason, players feel that they have a lot more control when playing on wooden boards as opposed to plastic.

Wooden boards can also have a variety of finishes, so you can leave the wood as is or make the boards more slippery by adding glossy paint.

If you opt for a wooden cornhole set, you also have the added option of building your own. People who are serious about cornhole may prefer to build their own set, which in this case will be made out of wood.

Building your own set takes time, but the materials are cheaper than if you buy a pre-made set.

Plastic


On the other hand, plastic boards generally weigh less and are less bulky than their wooden counterparts. Part of the joy of cornhole is that it can be played anywhere, and plastic boards are more lightweight and thus more portable.

So if you are looking for a game that you can take on the road, plastic boards may be your best bet.

Plastic cornhole boards also hold up better against the elements. Though it is never a good idea to leave your cornhole boards outside all the time, plastic boards will hold up better if they are occasionally left out in the rain or left overnight to collect dew.

For people who prefer not to worry about wear-and-tear, plastic boards are good bet.

Ultimately, the material used to make your cornhole board  comes down to your preference and how you intend to use your boards. You get what you pay for, and purchasing good quality boards, whether they are wood or plastic, will cost about the same.

Either way, don’t get too hung up on the materials and remember to enjoy the game!


 

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