Estimated Cost: $$$$
Total: 3 hours
The simple construction of this outdoor activity makes it an ideal weekend or even after-work project.
Each board features a handle so you can easily transport the game. They also stack for out-of-the-way storage. Using just a few YellaWood® boards and some plywood, the game takes shape in a few steps.
Once the frame is constructed, a PVC section is attached to create the cup, a few finishing pieces are added, and everything is sanded and sealed. Buy a set of washers that go with this game, and you're ready to to play!
Note: Washers not included
Set your miter saw to 45° and cut the end off of a 2x4.
Flip the 2x4 and repeat the 45° cut 16" from the long end of the board.
Repeat steps 1-2 three more times until you have four perimeter walls.
Arrange the four pieces as shown. Use a miter or carpenter's square to ensure the corners are 90°.
Using two 1 ½" wood screws at each corner, attach the four pieces to one another.
The frame is now complete.
Cut a 16" square out of ½" plywood using a table saw. Tip: Direct-measure your frame to see best fit for a base.
Place the plywood piece on the bottom of the perimeter walls, aligning them so that the edges are flush.
Using 1 ½" wood screws, attach the plywood to the 2x4s. Avoid splitting the miter joint by offsetting the screws.
The base is now complete.
Cut a 13" square out of carpet or felt. Tip: Direct-measure the inside of your frame for best fit.
On the underside of the carpet, draw an X from corner to corner and mark the center.
Then, mark the radius of the pipe in four directions from the centerpoint to create a box. Note: 4" PVC pipe refers to the inner diameter. The outer diameter is closer to 4 ½"
Place the PVC pipe within the bounding box and trace the outside.
Using a utility knife, cut out the circle on the inside of the line you drew.
Cut a 4" diameter PVC pipe to a length of 3 ½" using a miter saw.
Place the circle of carpet you removed face down on the table, and place the PVC pipe on top of it. Trace the inside of the pipe onto the carpet/felt.
Using a utility knife, trim the circle.
Use glue on the carpet/felt. Spray glue is recommended, but any high-strength glue will work.
Place carpet/felt onto plywood.
Next, glue the PVC pipe to the plywood.
Finally, glue the small circle of carpet/felt inside the PVC pipe onto the plywood.
Place the door pull handle so it is centered on one of the frame edges and mark the holes where screws will go. Then attach handle with screws provided with handle.
Ease any sharp edges with a medium grit sanding block. Apply preferred finish to the wood.
Add the washers of your choice. Powder-coated options are recommended because of their durability.