Project Guide

How to Make a DIY Football Toss Game

1
MEASURE AND MARK
Measure mark - DIY Football Toss

Measure and mark the below cut list on your boards:   


On one 1 x 4-inch x 12-foot board:  

  • 3 leg pieces: each 1 x 4-inch x 4-foot   

On the second 1 x 4-inch x 12-foot board:  

  • 1 leg piece: 1 x 4-inch x 4-foot  
  • 4 brace pieces: each 1 x 4-inch x 2-foot   

On the 2 x 4-foot plywood board:  

  • 1 front piece: 1 x 3-foot
2
CUT
Cut - DIY Football Toss
  • Using the circular saw, cut the legs and braces from the two 2 x 4-inch x 12-foot boards, and the front panel from the plywood board.  
  • Smooth any rough ends with a sanding sponge.
3
ASSEMBLE THE FRAME
Assemble frame - DIY Football Toss
  • Lay two of the legs flat, two feet apart.  
  • Lay two braces on top of the legs, one flush with the top of the legs, and one three feet below the top. 
  • Using a drill and 1 ¼-inch screws, secure each brace.   

Tip: Pre-drill holes using a 1/8-inch drill bit before using the screws to avoid splitting the wood.

4
MEASURE THE FRONT PANEL
Measure front panel - DIY Football Toss
  • Looking at the plywood piece vertically, mark nine inches down from the top and nine inches up from the bottom.  
  • Measure to ensure that these marks are in the center of the board.
5
MARK THE TWO CIRCLES
Mark two circles - DIY Football Toss
  • Nail a nail into the centered bottom mark.  
  • Tie one end of a string around the nail head, and one end around the pencil so that the string measures six inches from nail to pencil when pulled taut.  
  • Draw a circle keeping the string tight.  
  • This should make a 12-inch diameter circle.  
  • Using the centered top mark, repeat the process, ensuring that the string when stretched from nail to pencil is four inches.  
  • You should now have an 8-inch diameter circle.
6
DRILL HOLES
Drill holes - DIY Football Toss
  • Using a ½-inch drill bit, pre-drill one hole inside the edge of both circles.  
  • Cut both circles out with the reciprocating saw.
7
ATTACH THE FRONT PANEL
Attach front panel - DIY Football Toss
  • Take a built frame and place the 2 x 3-foot front panel between the braces, making sure it lines up flush with the top of the legs.  
  • Using two ¼-inch wood screws, attach the front panel to the frame.   

Tip: Pre-drill holes using a 1/8-inch drill bit to prevent the wood from splintering.

8
ATTACH HINGES
Attach hinges - DIY Football Toss
  • Lay both frames back to back with plywood and braces facing outward.  
  • Drill the hinges to the top side of each frame.
9
PAINT OR STAIN
Paint or stain - DIY Football Toss

Personalize your new backyard game by painting or staining with a design of your choice!