Building a Regulation Size Basketball Backboard
Basketball is a game that requires a lot of skill and practice. Yet practice is difficult without a regulation-size
basketball hoop. It all starts with the backboard, and there is a guide to building your own.
Things You'll Need
1)Measure and mark a 72-inches-wide by 42-inches-high square on the plywood. This is the National
Basketball Association's regulation size for a backboard.
2)Cut the square out of the plywood using the table saw. Have a friend help you stabilize the plywood while
you push it through the saw. Remember to be extremely careful when operating a table saw.
3)Measure and mark a 24-inches-wide by 18-inches-high square one the cut plywood. The square should be
24 inches from the left and right side of the plywood, 18 inches from the top of the plywood, and 6 inches
from the bottom of the plywood.
4)Paint the lines of the square you marked on the plywood. This is the shooters box which is used as a guide
for bank shots. The lines should be about two inches thick.
5)Cover the entirety of the plywood with a waterproof sealant. You now have a regulation-size backboard
that should last for many games.
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