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Cornhole doesn’t only have to be played on the lawn. Build your own mini cornhole boards and bring this classic game indoors. It’s perfect for playing in a hallway on a rainy day.

How to Make Indoor Cornhole Boards

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    Cut the following pieces with your BLACK+DECKER MATRIX™ 20V MAX* Lithium Drill/Driver with BLACK+DECKER MATRIX™ Trim Saw Attachment:

    • (2) 14 x 24" pieces of ½" plywood for game boards
    • (4) 24" long triangle legs from pine board

    Create the triangle legs by first cutting two 24" lengths from the pine board. Then, draw a diagonal line from two opposing corners on each piece, and cut along the line with the trim saw attachment.

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    Measure 6" down from the vertical center of each plywood board and make a mark. Trace a circle 5" in diameter on this center mark on each board, using a pencil compass. Use your drill/driver with MATRIX™ Router Attachment to make a plunging cut along the perimeter of this traced line. Follow along the circumference of the circle to create the hole in each game board.

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    Stand two of the triangular leg pieces on their long square edges, and line up the top edges flush with a plywood game board. Drill three pilot holes, one near each end and one in the center, with a 1/16" drill bit. Secure the board with ¾" wood screws. Repeat the process to assemble the other legs and board.

    TIP: Drilling pilot holes can help prevent the screws from splitting the wood, especially near ends and edges. 


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    Use your BLACK+DECKER MOUSE® Detail Sander to smooth out any rough edges that may have resulted from cutting. Start with 80-grit sandpaper and finish with 120-grit sandpaper. Wipe off all sanding dust. Sketch or stencil a design or trace your team's logo onto each game board in pencil before painting with acrylic. Paint each board with inverse colors to differentiate cornhole teams. Seal with a coat or two of waterproof varnish in case the game gets too intense and needs to be taken outside.

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    After you’ve finished playing your homemade game, store the boards by stacking them on top of each other (with the triangle legs facing each other) in a dry place.