Our DIY Wood basketball hoop was incredibly easy to make & only took a few hours build for just the cost of a basketball rim. And it’s a hit for those home bound rainy days!!!
DIY Wood Basketball Hoop
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Hands down our family’s favorite sport is basketball. With the kids home this Spring & so many rainy days to come we decided to make an indoor Basketball Hoop for our new home gym/ office.
With most of the furniture out of the room, thanks to our new bookcase turned entertainment center (see that here) we have plenty of room for the kids to let out ALL this extra energy they have!!!
Although our basement ceilings are low (7 feet), we decided it would still be fun to make the kids a DIY wood basketball hoop since they love playing basketball together & can’t play outside when the weather is bad.
How to Build a DIY Wood Basketball Hoop…
Jason had some leftover wood from our former dining room church pew (see that here) that there had been some controversy with. Long story short, Jason won & he built 2 benches to replace the pew. I hope to share that with you guy soon)
However, I do have to admit that I love the character the old wood gives to both the basketball backboard as well as our bookcase/ entertainment center.
Our wood backboard is a bit smaller than regulation size so we could fit it in our room. Jason cut the boards for the backboard to be 27 inches high and 44 inches long.
Once the pew boards were cut to the same length Jason attached some spared oak boards to the attach to span any board seams and hold the boards together.
Once the backboard was together Jason painted on the white square with the same spray paint we used for Audrey’s nightstand & desk. (see those makeovers here)
Printer paper & masking tape did a great job creating the perfect square with spray paint.
To secure something heavy to a wall a good method is to cut 2 boards at a 45 degree angle the length of it. You can then attach one board to wall securely finding the studs to screw into such that it will receive the similar board attached to the backboard and draw it into the wall. For the backboard Jason doubled this up and did 2 boards on the wall and 2 boards on the back of the backboard.
Measure carefully to space out the angled boards appropriately that are attached to the wall and the angled boards attached to the back of the backboard. Once these are attached you should just be able to lift the backboard up to the wall and set it in place.
Jason found that the backboard rattled when a ball bounced against it more than he liked so he also put 2 screws through the front of the wooden backboard to the wood he had already screwed into the wall.
As you noticed from the picture of the back of the backboard Jason finished off the sides with some wood from the pew to give it a nice finished look and hide the support boards on the back of the backboard.
We added this basketball hoop the wood baseboard. Here is a link to the one we found on Amazon ( here )
It took the kids no time to start putting our DIY Wood Basketball Hoop to use.
Our family is not known for our height & everyone was excited to be able to dunk 🙂