DIY Backyard Bowling Alley


Few people interested in bowling know that this game emerged in Ancient Egypt and the Ancient Roman Empire. However, the current form of it dates back in 1885. Besides being a fun activity, bowling could also be considered a physical exercise similar to walking with free weights. You can burn calories and work your muscle groups while enjoying time with friends and family. Furthermore, this is one of the few sports extremely accessible to elderly people that can practice it easily at advanced ages. In order to get the best results you have to understand the game technique and have an adequate space to play in. If your town does not provide such a place, why not build your own? Below you can see images on the process of building a bowling alley, from concept, to sketch, to construction.

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Our local bowling alley closed down. So I decided to build my own.  From Concept, to Sketch, to Construction, to Redgreen-ing/Macgyver-ing, heres the final product for now.




DIY-Backyard-Bowling-Alley-5Here’s The beginning work of “in theory” pully pin reset system.

Leveled off, Boards ran, Skirting put on and Many and I stress MANY sting legnths, knots and Pulley position attempts later; a functioning Bowling Alley!






DIY-Backyard-Bowling-Alley-11source: Imgur / Makgyver87

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