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How to make a rope surround for a dart board

After a few beers, you may end up with some rouge darts that want to find their way into your wall. This is how I made a rope surround for my dart board

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Before and after

Before and after

So I have this hung in my garage

So I have this hung in my garage

The walls are concrete so when a dart would miss the board, this is what would happen, and it's not too good for the darts either

The walls are concrete so when a dart would miss the board, this is what would happen, and it's not too good for the darts either

Got a large board 40x40

Got a large board 40x40

And I already had some 1" marine rope laying around (who doesn't?)

And I already had some 1" marine rope laying around (who doesn't?)

Centered the dart board on the wood

Centered the dart board on the wood

Then screwed the dart board down and screwed the first layer of rope to it

Then screwed the dart board down and screwed the first layer of rope to it

So I would wrap and screw the rope into the lower layer, then the next one into the wood and I would alternate like that. I did every 8" or so

So I would wrap and screw the rope into the lower layer, then the next one into the wood and I would alternate like that. I did every 8" or so

Much easier up higher and I could spin it on my service cart

Much easier up higher and I could spin it on my service cart

Once you have as many layers as you need, cut the rope, I used my cut off wheel as this is nylon rope and I needed it to "melt" together so it wouldn't fray

Once you have as many layers as you need, cut the rope, I used my cut off wheel as this is nylon rope and I needed it to "melt" together so it wouldn't fray

Then screw down the end

Then screw down the end

Nearly finished

Nearly finished

Propped the board up on a milk crate so I could use a jig saw to cut off the excess wood

Propped the board up on a milk crate so I could use a jig saw to cut off the excess wood

Then hang back up, the center of the dart board should be 5'8" from the ground

Then hang back up, the center of the dart board should be 5'8" from the ground

  • Dart Board
  • Wood Backing
  • Rope
  • Screws
  • Drill
  • Cut Off wheel
  • Jigsaw
  • Beer