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How to Make a Basketball Backboard?

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Sarah Jackson has been writing freelance for almost four years, the majority of her work being featured on Adventure Journey, an online travel publication. She is currently in her final year of her M.S.W. degree at Temple University, with a B.S. degree from BYU.
How to Make a Basketball Backboard?
You can make a basketball backboard right at home.

Whether you just don't have the cash for a store-bought fiberglass backboard or you simply like to make your own stuff, a homemade basketball backboard may be a good option for you. By following a few simple steps, you should be able to create a backboard with little difficulty, and at just a fraction of the cost of a manufactured backboard.

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Step 1

Use a saw cutter to cut the hardwood so that it measures 72 inches in width. Use a ruler and a pencil to mark out a straight line before going ahead with the saw.

Step 2

Use the saw cutter to similarly cut the hardwood so that it measures 42 inches in height. Again, use a ruler and pencil to mark the wood with a straight line before cutting.

Step 3

Use a pencil and ruler to mark a 2-inch thick rectangle in the middle of the backboard, measuring 24 inches wide and 18 inches high. The bottom line of this rectangle should be positioned exactly 6 inches from the base of the backboard.

Step 4

Use a pencil ruler to draw a rectangle exactly 2 inches from the edge of your backboard on all sides.

Step 5

Paint these two rectangles (from Steps 4 and 5) with weather-proof paint.

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