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Author Topic: thinking about making a 12 ft bowling lane for backyard bowling (Read 1024 times)

sneaky PETE

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so the other day i bought a really beat up bowling ball on ebay and a set of pins that were not usable for a bowling alley anymore and was gonna bowl out side with them, but today i thought "hey why not make a lane for them." so i calculated the price for some wood to make a 12 ft lane from home depot (would have done 16 ft but don't have space to store it.) it would come out to around $150. anyway is this a good idea or would it be a waste of money.
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just wanted something to do while i am looking for work as i am pretty bored most of the time. thought it might be fun at parties too.

You say parties, I say liabilities...
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milorafferty

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Let's all just step back, take a second and contemplate what we're talking about.....

Don't step back to far, you will be completely off the lane...
"If guns kill people, do pencils misspell words?"

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OP, you do you man.....if you want it by all means have it.  Life is short and have some fun.

That being said.......I would just make sure to size as proportionally as can be.  I think that would lead to the best outcome.  Regulation size bowling balls and pins may be disproportionate vastly. 
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bcw1969

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If money allowed you could always make 5 12 ft sections that  can connect and disconnect to each other which would give you the 60 ft lane, then you could disconnect the pieces to store it.

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No approach? That is another 15 feet.

sneaky PETE

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i ended up making it in the basement out of ping pong table tops we don't use. its about 16 ft long and i had to re arrange the furniture to make it fit. i will post a picture of it when the pins get here today
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Bowling on ping pong table tops? Interesting.... :o

sneaky PETE

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here is the lane.
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Ever send a messenger off the closet?

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Ever send a messenger off the closet?

 ;D
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lavender lanes
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That pocket looks kinda small... Bad rack.
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Roy Munson's dad had similar lane outside their filling station and it ended up working out great for Roy, winning the 1979 Iowa State Amateur tournament and all.

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here is the lane.


Oh yea, nothing bad is gonna happen there...
"If guns kill people, do pencils misspell words?"

"If you don't stand for our flag, then don't expect me to give a damn about your feelings."