Peter, my brother, and Rob, my brother-in-law, play together on the same team in a local dart league. So, whenever we spent family time together with them — throwing darts is often what we do.
It used to be that the only time I would throw darts was when we were all together and I would have to borrow their darts to be able to join in.
This past christmas, I put a dart set on my wish list and was gifted with a set of darts.
Now, it only made sense to setup a dartboard in my home!
Since Kate & I live in a relatively small place, the challenge was to find a place with the proper height for the dartboard and the proper throwing distance, without fear of damaging the darts or other things in our home.
The solution was to design and build a dropdown dartboard cabinet in our basement.
The concept is just like a trap door for an attic. It is hinged on one end and hooked on the other.
It took just a few days to build and was done in time to throw some darts for New Years Eve.
Now I can throw some darts whenever I want, just have to unhook the cabinet and swing it down into place.
There was only one thing missing, and that was a foam surround to hold the darts that would miss the dartboard, rather than having them bounce off the plywood backing and drop to the floor.
That has now been taken care of. The foam surround has now been trimmed and installed.
What a difference!
It even makes the dartboard cabinet look better too!
all the best,