Step 10: Attach the Sides

people attaching the sides while building a ricochet game board
Photo: Wendell Weber
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Using 1 5/8-inch screws, attach the end rails to the door so that the bottom edges are flush with the bottom edge of the door and the ends are flush with the sides of the door. The notch goes on the right-hand side (foul line) at the end of the door with the graphics. Attach the long sides so that they overlap the installed short sides and the slits for the elastic band are opposite the end with the graphics.
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    72x30-inch lauan hollow-core wood interior slab door

    1x4 exterior preprimed trim boards. Get three 8-foot boards.

    0000 steel wool

    220-grit sandpaper

    1x4 strapping to secure the legs to the door.

    Banquet-table replacement legs. Get a set of two.

    1 5/8-inch deck screws

    Clear-gloss polyurethane. Get 1 quart.Painter's tape

    Spray paint in black satin.

    White latex semigloss paint

    Rub-on numbers

    1-inch sewing elastic

    Ladder-lock buckles (available at sewing stores); get 2

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