A Bean Bag Toss (otherwise know as Cornhole) is a fun way to add play opportunities in a smaller space. The boards can be decorated in lots of playful ways to make them look bright and engaging. Children and adults of all ages can enjoy this classic cookout game!
Sort all materials into piles by like item to ensure you have materials needed to complete project.
Take  of the 2x4x8' boards. Cut each into  48" pieces, for a total of  4x4x48" pieces.
Take the  remaining 2x4x8' boards. Cut each into  21" pieces and  11 ½" pieces, for a total of  2x4x21" pieces and  2x4x11 ½" pieces.
Prime the sides and edges of both 24"x48" plywood pieces. Allow to dry.
Inventory and sort all of your materials.
Use the 1 ⅝" screws to build a rectangular box with  2x4x21" pieces and  2x4x48" pieces. The 21" pieces must be inside of the 48" pieces. This will form a 2'x4' box.
Lay one piece of the 24"x48" plywood on top of the 2x4 box, use the plywood to square up the 2x4 frame. Screw the plywood onto the frame with 1 ⅝" screws
Turn the box upside down. Lay  rounded 2x4x11 ½" legs parallel and flush up against the top corners with the half circle side in the corner.
From the inside of the box, make a mark in the center of the 2x4 vertically inside the radius. Use the drill bit to drill a hole through the support leg and side of the box.
Install the carriage bolt through both holes and attach with a washer and a wing nut. Be sure the head of the bolt faces the outside of the box and that the washer and wing nut are on the inside.
Stand up the Bean Bag Toss by swinging out the legs and flipping it over.
Repeat all steps with remaining materials to complete the pair of Bean Bag Toss boxes.
Paint as desired.
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