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DIY Cornhole Boards

I set out to make some inexpensive cornhole boards for a party. I had a few tools already - a miter saw, jig saw, and a drill. At Home Depot, I bought 1 sheet of OSB, 4 8ft 2x4s, a box of dry wall screws and two bolts (with nuts and washers).

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The cornhole board is 2'x4' and the OSB is 4'x8'. So to make life easy, at Home Depot I asked the guys to cut the OSB into 4 2'x4' sections.

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The first thing I did was build the frame.

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I did nothing fancy. I just used a butt joint and screws.

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Then I screwed on the top. I drilled pilot holes to keep the wood from splitting.

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I marked a 6" circle using a string, drilled a hole to get started, and then used the jig saw to cut out the hole.

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I made sure to find cute helpers.

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Once the boards were finished we painted them white (because that's the color we had).

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For the legs, I wasn't extremely precise. The back end of the board should be 12" off the ground. So I cut a 2x4 11" long (taking into account the width of the OSB). One end is a right angle, and I adjusted the miter saw to cut a 12.5 degree angle for the side that touches the ground. Then I drilled a hole and fastened the legs with a bolt, one washer on each side and a nut. Clamps are very helpful in this step.

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And the finished set.