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After playing Beer Frisbee at a family event, I knew I had to create my own.  I searched online and found a lot of different websites dedicated to the rules of the game, and to what the game is called.  Regardless of searching for Beer Frisbee, Beersbee, Frisbeer, Polish Horseshoes, French Darts, and a few others names, I couldn't find a good guide for actually BUILDING the required poles.  I set out to change that by writing my first Instructable after years of just browsing the site.  All of the materials were bought for about $50 at my local Home Depot and the build took a couple hours, mostly due to extremely high temps and trying to remember to take pictures along the way.

In this Instructable, I'm not going to explain the rules of the game.  There are so many different ways to play that you'll have to decide which version works best for you.  Search any of the above names of the game on your favorite search engine and you'll find more than enough ways to play.  Chances are, if you found this Instructable, you've already played somewhere else and will stick with the rules you first learned.
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Step 1: Materials & Tools

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Qty 4 - 1-1/2" PVC Pipe cut to 2.5' (30").  I had an employee at Home Depot cut a 10' long piece into four equal length pieces. 
Qty 2 - 1-1/2" PVC Coupling
Qty 2 - 1-1/2" PVC to 1-1/2" Thread Fitting
Qty 2 - 2" to 1-1/2" PVC Reducer
Qty 2 - 1-1/2" Pipe Thread Metal Flanges
Qty 2 - Boards to act as bases.  I was able to find 2 pieces of pressure treated 2" x10" x 24" for $1 each in the cull (scrap) bin.
Qty 8 - #14 x 1-1/2" Flat Head Screws.  These came in packs of two at Home Depot.
Qty 1 - PVC Primer (Purple Can)
Qty 1 - PVC Cement (Gold Can)
Qty 2 - Beer Bottle.  I've played with 16oz plastic bottles (with some rice inside for weight) that work a lot better than glass.  No worrying about breaking a bottle and it hurts a LOT less when it lands on your feet.
Qty 1 - Frisbee, of course.


Drill and drill bits
Framing Square (optional)
Table or Mitre Saw (optional if you need to cut your own wood or PVC pipe)
Sunscreen if you're a redhead building this at noon on a 100+ °F day in July.
bryans71 month ago

im building the same thing but using 1 gal. buckets filled with concrete. It's going to be in two pieces a small piece inside the concrete and a stick with your top on it that will thread into it! Thanks for the top idea. Also if you guys duct tape the bottles they last about 30 games playing on concrete!

UCVDub (author) 1 year ago
UPDATE: We've played well into dusk a few times by using full bottled water and dropping a cheap LED flashlight down each tube. The tube will glow a bit and the bottle will be bright white while on top of the pole, but goes pitch black as soon as it falls off. Maybe try some liquid that glows in the dark or something?

Also, we bought a Nite Ize Flashflight LED frisbee on Amazon last year and it works great in the dark.
superj3001 year ago
Hey, I built a set of these following your instructions, thanks for writing this.

Have you considered not gluing the parts together? They seem to fit together pretty snugly, and as hard as the frisbee might hit the pole, I don't see them coming apart very easily. Have you tried this and/or run into any issues?
UCVDub (author)  superj3001 year ago
Nah, I don't think there will be any problems. The only real reason would be if you consistently want the same parts pulling apart and not whichever piece you pressed harder on each time.
msansone1 year ago
Just picked up all the materials for $40 and I can't wait to put it together...great idea, great build, and the ideal instruct able!
mcgann21132 years ago
We have found that the aluminum bottles (i.e. budlight) work pretty well, they don't shatter, but are still a little heavier than cans.
UCVDub (author) 2 years ago
So, I can't stress the bit about not using glass bottles enough. We broke a bottle on the first night of playing with these poles. I've seen other sites where they wrap the glass bottles in duct tape, but I think it just looks ugly and they're heavier than I'd like for something that's eventually gonna hit me in the face or feet, haha.

Playing with cans is a lot safer but definitely harder. They fly off the top and are MUCH harder to catch.
trayo2 years ago
You can disassemble it for transporting, correct?
UCVDub (author)  trayo2 years ago
Sure can. Just pull the top pipe section out of the coupling on the lower pipe, then unscrew the lower pipe from the base.

I'll try to get some more pics that show the three complete pieces next to each other.

Stage 2 will be adding features to the base boards to snap/clip the two pipe halves onto it and maybe a built in carrying handle.
MKosterich2 years ago
Fantastic! I'm an avid ultimate player and love to tailgate so I'll have to make a set.