*This post is sponsored by The Home Depot
So check this out, I linked up with the Home Depot for their DIY WORKSHOP VIRTUAL PARTY for this fathers day and am putting my twist on their DIY Fathers Day Football Toss game. Being I have some very minimal experience with this whole "football" thing, I wanted to do something fun and challenging. But still my style. So here it is.
You can register to a DIY workshop at your local Home Depot and build your own Fathers Day Football Toss here.
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- Circular Saw
- Angle Grinder (With cut off wheel)
- 1/2" Drill Bit
- Sand Paper (100 or 120grit)
- Paint Roller
- Tape Measure
- Safety Glasses
- Pencil and Sharpie
- 1 - Half Sheet of 3/4" Plywood ( 48"x48")
- 3 - 48" long 1" Square Tubing
- 8 - "L" Brackets
- 4 - "T" Brackets
- 1/2" Self tapping metal screws
- 3/4" Wood screws
- 12" Piano Hinge
- 18" Chain or wire
- Chalkboard Paint
Measure and cut down your metal. Use your tape measure to cut down one piece of tubing in half to 24" pieces with the angle iron and cut off wheel.
Attach corner "L" Brackets using 1/2" Self tapping metal screws. Measure 12" from each end and attach "T" Brackets to the back side of metal frame.
Measure the interior dimensions of your frame. and cut plywood to fit with circular saw. Dimensions should be roughly 46" x 23 7/8"
Mark off the areas on the board where you want to add your holes. Using a drill and a 1/2" drill bit, pre-drill holes in your board. Then use the jigsaw to cut the holes
(I cut these holes too small initially and had to go back in step 6 and recut them)
Lightly sand the inside of the holes and apply a minimum of 2 coats of chalkboard paint to the front and back of the board.
I didnt like the size of my holes so i went back and made them bigger using a bucket as a template and the same process from step 4 and 5.
Using a table saw or circular saw, cut a 12" wide x 46" long piece from the plywood. Using a paint can (or anything round) Trace a half circle on the base and cut out using a jigsaw. Then paint the piece with chalkboard paint to match.
Attach the board to the framing using the "T" brackets and 3/4" wood screws. Then attach the hinge to the kick stand first. Center the board on the back of the main frame, and attach it using 3/4" wood screws.
Lean the entire piece at an angle you see normal. Measure the distance between the kick stand and the frame. Cut a piece of cable or chain and attach using wood screws. Now the Football Toss Game is finished and you can draw whatever you would like on the front using standard sidewalk chalk.
Don't forget to sign up for one of the FREE DIY workshops at your local Home Depot
Go check out some of the amazing builds my buddies put together for the Virtual Party while you're at it.
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