How do you make summer last longer? Building a fun DIY project in your backyard could do the trick!
Here’s a DIY Bowling lane, part of our Summer simplified series with Cottage life!
You will need: 4×8 sheet of plywood cut in half, 150 grit sandpaper, 3x 2x4x8, 2x 2x6x8, paint, long screws for pocket holes (2’), short screws for alley board (8×1 ¼) wood filler, lacquer, pins and ball
Cut 4×8 plywood into 2×8 length
Sand finished side with 150 grit sandpaper
Cut 2×4’s to exact measurements of board for base
Paint 2×4’s with a bright colour! (2 coats)
Cut 2x 2×6’s to 3 foot length
Cut 1x 2×6 at 2 foot length
Round front edge with something circular, keep it simple
Paint 2×6’s (2 coats)
Drill Pocket Holes to connect base together
Place plywood on top, predrill and countersink screws (8×1 ¼)
Use Plug Cutter to hide holes
Add details, Arrows and Pin markers
Screw together backboard with pocket holes
Fill holes with Wood Filler, sand and re-paint
Apply a few coats of lacquer for a nice shine
Bowl a Strike!