Step 4: Assemble the frames and decks

two men assembling frames for cornhole game board
Photo: Wendell Webber
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At each corner, screw through the sides into the end pieces with 2 evenly spaced 3-inch deck screws. Attach each deck to its frame with 1¼-inch finish screws. Cover all the fastener holes with wood filler, then sand smooth and apply a coat of primer to the assemblies and legs.

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    Tools List

    • jigsaw
      Jigsaw fitted with scroll blade (for plywood) and aggressive blade (for lumber)
    • drill
      Drill driver fitted with ¼-inch and -inch drill bits
    • pencil compass
      Compass
    • utility knife
      Utility knife
    • putty knife
      Plastic putty knife to seal the painter's tape

    Shopping List

    ½-inch birch-veneer plywood

    2x4s Get four 8-foot boards

    -by-3½-inch carriage bolts, washers, and nuts to attach the legs

    1-inch trim-head screws to attach the top

    3-inch deck screws to assemble the frame

    Wood glue

    6½-inch utility pulls Get two Wood filler

    Stain-blocking white primer

    Spray paint

    Painter's tape

    Spray polyacrylic

    220-grit sandpaper

    6-by-6-inch 16-ounce beanbags Get eight