How To Build Your Own Backyard Bowling Alley

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Bowling fans, what could be better than having your own backyard bowling alley? Answer: not a whole lot.

The person (with the appropriate Imgur nickname “Makgyver87“) who created this says their local bowling alley closed down but rather than wait for someone else to open one, they made their own.

Here’s the first concept:

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Second concept:

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Next, they locked in the final design:

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Now, off to Home Depot for a whole lot of wood.

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Here, the alley is beginning to take shape.

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You can see it’s got gutters and everything!

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This is their “pully pin reset system.” Note the rope you pull on the right side, so you can “set ’em up” again and again.

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Voila! Who needs to go to the bowling alley when you have this beauty right in your own backyard?

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Here’s a close-up of the clever pulley system.

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And, of course, nighttime backyard bowling is possible thanks to the addition of lights. No word on the plan for rain or snow.

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If you’re looking for regulation bowling pins, you can find used ones on Etsy and eBay.

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While we couldn’t locate a video of the above setup, here’s a different DIY backyard bowling alley in action:

[h/t: DIY Craft Projects]

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Brinke has worked in Cincinnati and San Francisco radio. He also writes for TennisIdentity.com and Uni Watch.com. He was editor/writer for CuteOverload.com. He and his wife live in the SF Bay Area.

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