Picture of Make a PVC Bow

This bow can be made in under 10 minutes for under $10 but can lead to hours of fun.  David Hughes taught me this so all credit goes to him. 

Step 1: Materials

Picture of Materials
4-5 ft. 1/2 in. pvc
100 lb. parachute cord
1/2 in. pipe insulation
Two 1/2 in. pvc end caps
duct tape

james.oden.107 months ago

If you would like to increase the draw strength without increasing pipe diamater than you might substitute Schedule 80 pipe(it's stronger too)

Mythology Geek10 months ago


No one can brake pvc bow of perfect draw length 1_1÷4 inch schedule 40 pvc pipe of 56 inch can be turned into 80 pound bow what I use. 1.5 inch pvc can make even more what I have 1 but I cant draw it fully. Also u can give a awesome look like wooden finish etc. But one has to make it properly look for backyard bower on youtube. Its a new idea and we shall appreciate it. Because many great ideas were lost because of our ignorance and inappreciation.

knexbug1 year ago

you should heat it before bending so it wont break

bwh131 year ago
Don't pull back too hard! That bow looks like it would shatter under that kind of strain. It'll fly apart right where you're holding it.