Diy dart backboards

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Diy dart backboards
A backboard protects walls and doors from being damaged by errant darts. (darts 150 image by Warren Millar from

To protect walls and doors from stray darts, assemble a backboard to hang the dartboard itself. Because most dart games require score keeping, add sections to the backboard where chalked scores are maintained during the matches. Make your dart backboard using a plywood sheet and some green felt to add that "smokey pub" feel to your next game of darts.

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Things you need

  • Measuring tape
  • Green felt
  • Staple gun
  • Power drill
  • Wood screws

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  1. 1

    Place the plywood sheet on the ground and measure from the bottom of one side 5 feet 8 inches up. Mark this area as the standard height for a dartboard to be hung. The 5 foot 8 inch mark is from the bottom to the centre of the bullseye.

  2. 2

    Measure the plywood so there is at least two to three feet of extra space on either side of the dartboard itself. Keep at least two feet of extra space above the dartboard. Cut the plywood to the appropriate size.

  3. 3

    Wrap the plywood sheet in the green felt and cut the material so it covers one side completely and provides a one inch overlap on edges and the opposite side of the sheet. Staple the material to the plywood, keeping the staples on the opposite side of the plywood where the overlap occurs. Keep the felt tight as you staple.

  4. 4

    Have an assistant hold the backboard against the retaining wall and screw it into the wall. Hang the dartboard at the 5 foot 8 inch demarcation.

  5. 5

    Place any score chalkboards on the left or right of the dartboard.

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