My friends and I are big-time tailgaters and we go to plenty of college football games in Texas. Every year we add more equipment and last year, we wanted some tailgate games. Unfortunately, we found most of the tailgate games at our local stores were plastic and didn't hold up to being packed up and stepped on throughout the football season. My Pops said it would be easy to make a long-lasting, portable washer pit on the cheap. I admit, he was right.

We made a few of these and thought I would share. Materials were about $30 and took about 6 hours to complete.

Step 1: Materials


  • (1) 1/2", 2'x4' plywood
  • (2) 2"x2"x 8' board
  • (2) 1/2"x2"x8' board


  • (8) 3" deck screws
  • (8) 1" screws
  • (20) 1" finishing nails

Other Stuff:

  • (1) bottle wood glue
  • (1) 2'x2'x1/4" carpet pad
  • (1) 2'4"x2'4" outdoor carpet / artificial grass
  • (2) cabinet door handles


  • Box Cutter
  • Hammer
  • Jig Saw
  • Hack Saw
  • Tape Measure
  • Power Drill w/Screwdriver Bits (or a regular screwdriver and ton of elbow grease)
  • Sandpaper Sheet
  • Pencil

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Bio: I may not be the best DIY-er but I certainly like trying.
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