How to Quickly Make a Homemade Soccer Goal

Written by mike biscoe
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Before you can bend it like Beckham, a goal is necessary. Though sleek store-bought models are readily available, a much cheaper alternative is building a goal yourself. While using basic tools and materials, a basic goal can be built with just a little bit of planning, patience and time.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • 2 pieces of wood, 2x4x8
  • 6 pieces of wood, 2x4x5
  • 3-inch coarse drywall screws
  • Drill
  • Countersink drill bit
  • Phillips head drill bit
  • Circular saw
  • Clamp

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Instructions

    Base

  1. 1

    Construct three sides of a rectangle to form the base of the goal. Use one eight-foot and two five-foot sections of wood. Lay all three pieces sideways on the ground. Set a five-foot piece at each end of the eight-foot piece. The five-foot pieces should be perpendicular and flush to the ends of the eight-foot section. The eight-foot section will cover the ends of the five-foot section.

  2. 2

    Attach the countersink drill bit to the drill. Pre-drill the holes to avoid cracking. Drill through the end of the eight-foot section and into each five-foot section. Drill two holes at each end.

  3. 3

    Remove the drill bit and replace it with the Phillips head drill bit. Screw the pieces of lumber together using the drill and three-inch drywall screws.

    Goalmouth

  1. 1

    Construct three sides of a rectangle to form the mouth of the goal. Use one eight-foot piece of wood, the crossbar, and two five-foot sections. Lay all three pieces of wood sideways on the ground. Set a five-foot piece at each end of the eight-foot piece, covering the ends of the eight-foot section. Note that this is the opposite of the base.

  2. 2

    Attach the countersink drill bit to the drill. Drill through the outside of the five-foot pieces and into the eight-foot section. Drill two holes at each end.

  3. 3

    Remove the countersink drill bit and replace it with the Phillips head drill bit. Screw the pieces of lumber together using the drill and drywall screws.

  4. 4

    Lift the goalmouth vertically with the help of a partner. Flush the posts of the goalmouth with the open end of the base. Note that the posts of the goalmouth will fit on the outside of the five-foot sections of the base.

  5. 5

    Attach the countersink drill bit to the drill. Drill through the outside of the post legs into the base. Drill two holes at each end. Remove the countersink drill bit and attach the Phillips head drill bit. Screw the goalposts to the base using the drill and drywall screws.

    Supports

  1. 1

    Create the goal side supports. Cut both ends of the two remaining five-foot sections of wood at 45-degree angles. Place one piece on top of a five-foot section of the base so that the angle cut lies flat on top. Slide the other end into position along the inside of the goalmouth, its angled end flush with the front of the goalpost. If working alone, use a clamp to hold the support in position.

  2. 2

    Use the drill and countersink to drill two holes from the side of the support piece into the inside of the goalpost. Next, drill two holes at the other end of the support. Drill from the top of the support down into the base.

  3. 3

    Remove the countersink drill bit and replace with the Phillips head drill bit. Attach the support to the post and base using the drywall screws. Repeat on the opposite side to attach the other support.

Tips and warnings

  • Working with a partner will make this job easier.
  • Use eye and ear protection while operating the circular saw.

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