Get the kids outdoors with this quick and simple D.I.Y. project. Simple enough for them to help build, and a great way to bring on backyard games for hours.
Use tape measure, marker and hacksaw to measure and cut 6m PVC pipe into sections. You will need 12 lengths in total, measurements as follows:
2 lengths at 152cm (Section 1)
2 lengths at 122cm (Section 2)
4 lengths at 91cm (Section 3)
4 lengths at 30cm (Section 4)
Connect pipe to tee’s and elbows, beginning with base and building up. From the lengths listed above you will have the below sections
Sections 1 – Diagonal vertical backing
Sections 2 – Vertical left & right frames
Sections 3 – Horizontal left & right side base, and centre of top & bottom frames
Sections 4 – Horizontal left & right of top & bottom frames
Use tee’s to connect top and bottom frames across the back. Use elbows on corners.
Wear safety goggles. Disconnect joints and apply PVC cement to inside of connectors and outside of pipes. Quickly reassemble. Let dry.
Loosely cover frame in bird netting, avoid pulling too tight so the net can catch the ball. Use cable ties to attach to frame, running through the holes in the netting and around the pipes.
Cut excess netting and ties with scissors.
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When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.