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How do you build a cornhole board game?

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You can build a cornhole board using a 24-by-48-inch piece of plywood and two 8-foot pieces of 2-by-4-inch lumber. You will need a circular saw, a mitre saw (or handsaw with a mitre box), a jigsaw, a hammer and a power drill.

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How do you build a cornhole board game?
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To construct the frame, cut the two pieces of 2-by-4-inch lumber to make two 48-inch frame sides, two 21-inch frame ends and two 16-inch legs. Construct the frame using wood screws. You can use clamps to hold the boards flush while you assemble the frame.

Next, attach the piece of plywood to the frame using wood screws. Use a compass to draw a 6-inch circle, the center of which should be 9 inches from the top of the plywood and 12 inches from each side. Drill a pilot hole just inside the circle and then cut out the hole with a jigsaw. Use sandpaper to smooth any rough edges.

Finally, attach the legs to the frame. The legs should hold the board 1 foot off the ground and be sturdy enough to withstand being hit with bean bags. By attaching the legs with carriage bolts, you can make a cornhole board that folds up for easy storage.

You will need two boards to play cornhole, so it is probably best to build both at the same time.

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