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DIY Redneck Golf Tutorial with FREE Plans

John Malecki

DIY Redneck Golf Tutorial with FREE Plans

How to Build Your Own Redneck Golf (Ladder Golf) & Cornhole Set

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Jun 22, 2018

Recently I took a trip to Nashville, TN to visit my buddy and podcast co-host, Brad Rodriguez, from Fixthisbuildthat.com. Outdoor games are something we both absolutely love, so when I took my trip I was hoping to get competitive with some lawn games. Realizing we had no lawn games and wanted to do something cool to debut our new podcast logo for Made For Profit., we decided to build a cornhole set. We jumped on it and made a sweet set of cornhole boards for tailgates and barbecues together.

Once we were done, we had a bunch of cut-offs leftover. With fun and games on my mind, I drew up a quick plan for a redneck golf set (less admirably known as ladder golf) and we started building. These are both super easy weekend projects that kids, friends, and family will enjoy, so we decided to include plans for both of these projects completely FREE!

So check it out -- a quick ‘how to’ for my redneck gold set and Brad’s video of the cornhole board can be found right here, right now.

Check out the FREE Redneck Golf plans                  FREE Cornhole Board Plans

Redneck Golf Plan

 

FREE Cornhole Plans

What You’ll Need to Build Redneck Ladder Golf

Tools

  • Drill Press
  • Router
  • Forstner Bit

Materials

  • Scrap Wood
  • 6 Golf Balls
  • String

How to Make Redneck Golf: The Step-by-Step

Break Down Lumber & Create Joinery

Begin your DIY redneck golf set by breaking down your lumber and cutting it to size. I decided to use lap joints for this build, which I did by creating several small cuts on a table saw and knocking away the thin slices with a hammer. I cut the riser blocks, countersinking and attaching the parts with glue and screws. Additionally, I marked my angles for the tapered edges and cut them on the band saw.

Drill Holes in the Golf Balls

Once your wood is cut down, you’ll want to drill holes in your golf balls. I did this by creating a quick wooden jig that I would clamp together with a golf ball inside. I cut the holes with a quarter-inch drill bit on the drill press. Once cut, I spraypainted the golf balls and let them dry.

Cut Dowels and Vertical 

While the gold balls were drying, I cut the dowels down to width. I used a Forstner bit to create holes in each of the verticals for the dowels. Additionally, a tapered the verticals by countersinking mounting holes for the base for a solid, easy build-up.

Sand & Glue Up

Next, I routed the edges so they were nice and rounded for a really professional finish. I sanded everything to 120 grit before gluing and using screws to mount the feet to the verticals. I think added glue to each dowel and clamped it together to dry.

Finishing Touches

Before wrapping up, add a finish to the wood. While that dries, you can add the strings to the golf balls, ensuring 13 inches of string between each ball. Once that’s done, you’re ready to play!

Check out the full build on Brad’s channel here!

This build is sponsored by:

Timberland PRO

 

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Download the Plan

Want to try this build out for yourself? Download the digital plan now for step-by-step instructions, measurements, and a detailed look at how to punch this project in the face.

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John Malecki

I used to be an offensive lineman in the NFL, Now I run my own furniture business and am completely self taught. In my videos and posts you'll see a variety of wood and metal work as well as some tips and tricks. Enjoy!