Step 9: Bolt the legs to the frames

two men attaching legs for cornhole game board
Photo: Wendell Webber
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Lay each assembly deck-side down. At the beanbag end of the board, drill a -inch hole through the center of each side piece 3½ inches down from the outside corner. Push a bolt through each hole and fit a leg onto the bolt inside the frame. Secure the bolt with a washer and nut. Tighten the nut until it's snug but not so snug that you can't fold it flat for storage.
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    • jigsaw
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    • drill
      Drill driver fitted with ¼-inch and -inch drill bits
    • pencil compass
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    • 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