DIY Tabletop Tiki Toss Game W/Shot Ladder

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Introduction: DIY Tabletop Tiki Toss Game W/Shot Ladder

About: I'm an average guy trying to to above average DIY projects. I'm driven by my desire for nice things around the home with a desire not to pay someone else to do them. This drives me to constantly learn about …

In this video I’ll be showing you how to make your own tabletop tiki toss game with an optional shot ladder. This is a super fun game to play with your family or friends. The best part is that you can make it yourself and save money.
This game goes by many names: tabletop tiki toss, hooks and rings, double ring toss, bimini ring toss and many more.

Woodworking projects are always fun, but even more fun when you end up with a ring toss game when you're done.

I’ll cover design, materials needed, basic dimensions and then I’ll show you how to make all the parts.

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Supplies

Game

-1x6

-1x3

-1 ½” dowel

-Hooks, 1" ID 1 1/4" OD rings, eyes and string from hardware store

Shot Ladder

-1x4

Step 1: Design/dimensions/materials

Here are all the basic dimensions for all the pieces:

Base: 2-1x6 cut to 12"

Top: 1x3 cut to 15 1/2"

Dowel: 1 1/2" dowel cut to 12 1/2"

Shot ladder: 1x4 cut to 12"

Game Piece: 1 1/2" dowel cut to 3-4"

Rings: 1" ID 1 1/4" OD

Step 2: Making the Base

Cut two pieces of 1x6 to 12". Then Bore a 1 1/2" hole directly in the center of one board using a forstner bit. Glue and clamp the boards together. You can add a round over or bevel to the edge if you like for cosmetics.

Step 3: Making the Top

Cut a 1x3 to 15 1/2". Then predrill small holes directly in the center and 1" from both ends on center. Reference the diagram in the design step. Then use your 1 1/2" forstner bit to bore a blind hole directly in the center about halfway through the board. You can add a round over or bevel for cosmetics if you like.

Step 4: Cutting and Drilling Dowel

Cut the 1 1/2" dowel to 12 1/2". Then drill a small hole all the way through 4 1/4" from one end.

Step 5: Shot Ladder & Game Piece (Optional)

If you would like to have the shot ladder, cut 1x4 to 12". Then drill 5 1 1/2" holes 2" apart and around 1/4" deep. You can add a round over or bevel if you like.

The game piece is just a 3-4" piece of the 1 1/2" dowel with bevels on both ends.

Step 6: Assembly

Sand all pieces before assembling. Assemble the hooks into the predrilled holes on the dowel and then glue and screw the dowel to the base making sure the hooks are properly aligned with the base.

Next, glue and screw the top to the dowel, again, making sure it's properly aligned with the base.

Now thread the eyes into the predrilled holes in the top.

Finally, tie the string to the rings and the other end of the string to the eye. Use a double knot so they don't come loose. Be sure to test to make sure the rings can go over the hooks with very little extra slack in the string.

You did it! Now pour your favorite beverage in the shot glass and invite some friends!

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14 Comments

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Yakenoe
Yakenoe

Question 2 days ago

One major problem im having is the length of the string and tying it. It seems like it’s always either too short, or too long. I’ve adjusted the hook height, knots, type of rope… anyone know a quick and simple reference for length or even an extra sturdy knot that won’t slip?

Please help!!! Thanks!

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travis.muszynski
travis.muszynski

Answer 2 days ago

I tied the string to the ring with a double knot, then I tied the string to the eye with a single knot and tested it. Once I liked it. I tied a double knot and then cut off the extra string and melted the ends so it wouldn't fray.

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Lilmlr
Lilmlr

22 days ago

This is sooooo cool! I wish I had your workshop to make my own-someday for sure. Thank you for the clear instructions. I hope you win!

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travis.muszynski
travis.muszynski

Reply 22 days ago

No problem! Much appreciated! My shop was just the third stall of my garage 6 months ago, plus I still part my car in there when I'm done! Check out my YouTube channel for more cool stuff. I also build a nice set of cornhole boards.

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LincolnsCreations
LincolnsCreations

24 days ago

I think you'll do well in the contest for sure. The pictures and the quality should have you in the top running.

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travis.muszynski
travis.muszynski

Reply 24 days ago

Thank you! That would be awesome! but I'm happy to just be considered!

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neavesj
neavesj

4 weeks ago

Great write up! Maybe I missed it but did you drill all the way through the base for the dowel to sit and how deep on the top? The blueprint doesn't seem to relay the depths. Thanks for any help!

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travis.muszynski
travis.muszynski

Reply 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the comments. The schematic shows the holes goes . 375" on the top. For the bottom, just drill though the top 1x6 and don't drill the bottom one.

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pinrapplez
pinrapplez

Tip 5 weeks ago

Ring size would be great.

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travis.muszynski
travis.muszynski

Reply 5 weeks ago

Sorry about that. It's 1" ID 1 1/4" OD. I just added it to the instructions.

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pinrapplez
pinrapplez

Reply 5 weeks ago

Thank You Iʻm finishing it today Iʻll send you Pics when done.

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travis.muszynski
travis.muszynski

Reply 5 weeks ago

Great! I can't wait to see your version!

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CrowWinger
CrowWinger

5 weeks ago on Step 6

Very nice... thanks for sharing and adding one more project to my list :)

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travis.muszynski
travis.muszynski

Reply 5 weeks ago

Thanks for watching! This is a fun project.