How to Make a Basketball Backboard?

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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.

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.

Things You'll Need

  • 4-inch-thick block of hardwood (at least 72 by 42 inches)

  • Wood saw

  • Ruler

  • Pencil

  • Weather-resistant paint

  • Paint brush

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