Thursday, August 21, 2014
Dartboard Cabinet Stand
Over a year ago I made a very cool dartboard cabinet.
When I moved from New York to Arizona I wound up giving this away. But I did eventually make a new one.
The only problem with my new dartboard cabinet was that I had no where to put it. I really wanted it to go on the wall outside on my patio, but that would have been an undertaking. So I decided to make a stand for it. I created the stand in SketchUp/
This project only needs four pieces of 2x4x8'.
I cut the pieces I needed using my circular saw.
Then I drilled pocket holes.
2 pieces of wood need 45 degree cuts at each end, so I made those cuts with my miter saw.
Then assembly began.
Construction of the frame was fairly quick.
On the top I added some nuts and bolts for the dartboard cabinet to hang from.
2 sets of bolts hold the D-rings in place.
The stand works well, but the cabinet doors keep swinging forward.
I placed a small piece of wood at the base of the cabinet and frame to see if the slight angle will keep the doors open.
...and it does!
So I glued and screwed 2 pieces of wood where the base of the cabinet lays.
To further help that angle, I cut a small strip of wood...
...and screwed it to the bottom/front of the stand.
I also added a hook on the middle beam. This hook will hold up a sac I have in the backyard for bean bags - which at the moment are sitting on the floor.
Then I stained the stand.
I used the same stain I used for the new dartboard cabinet. After wiping down the stain thoroughly, I brought the stand outside to dry further.
I picked up the sack of bean bags and hung them from the hook on the stand.
When the stand was completely dry, I attached the dartboard cabinet and put it in place on my patio.
This was a super easy project and it only took a couple hours to make. Now I can play darts outside, or move it inside if the weather is too hot.
For those who asked for the measurements, the image below shows it all:
2 pieces cut at 6-foot
and 8 pieces cut at 16.5 inches.
Thanks for reading!