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The Finished Product 




Here it is, mounted and ready to go.  The final tally: $50 worth of materials and a light weekend day (about 5 hours) of work.  Plus, we get to play darts in the house without holes in the wall!

Update: To make it a little more “professional,” we added a dart holder on the wall beside the board.  It’s just a 1″ square piece of oak with holes drilled in the top for darts and two large screws mounting it to the wall.  If you want to be really fancy, you can cut a few pieces of molding trim to surround it.

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11 Responses to How-To: Build a Dart Board Surround to Save Your Wall

  1. Toolaremia says:

    Step 1: Practice, practice, practice.
    Step 2: Build dart board surround.
    Step 3: Hide gazillion holes in wall from practicing with new surround.

    Very detailed howto. Nicely done.

    I notice, however, the screws are still philips head… 😉

  2. Sean O'Hara says:

    Oh man!!

    We’re SO busted on that! lol, you’re awesome Toolaremia!

    ~ Sean

  3. Toolaremia says:

    I forgot a step:
    Step 1.5: Act remorseful when wife/girlfriend/significant other/parent complains about gazillion holes in wall.

  4. duh says:

    why not use ceiling tiles

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  6. KenMarshall says:

    Thanks for helping

  7. Dunks says:

    cheers for that, it will help greatly for my design and tech project

  8. SteveMullo says:

    I love this site! I was going to type something more profound but I just got a call and have to go.
    But I’ll be back. 🙂

  9. ron says:

    We build this dart board. It looks great but the darts don’t stick in the wood and just fall on the floor!!!!

  10. Raphael says:

    Hey Chuck,

    whats the Name of the Dartboard and where did you get it from ?

    Best Wishes,


  11. todd says:

    What kind of metal brackets were used to mount the board?