Cardboard Tabletop Foosball Table

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My name is The Makester. I am new youtuber trying to share my love of making. In this instructable I will be teaching you how to make a cardboard tabletop foosball table. Good luck and have fun.

Step 1: Gathering and Preparing Your Materials

Here are the list of the materials needed to make the cardboards foosball table:

  • 2x - 18in x 24.5in cardboard rectangles
  • 2x - 9in x 18in cardboard rectangles
  • 2x - 9in x 24.5in cardboard rectangles
  • 4x - 3in x 2in x 3.5in cardboard right triangles
  • 2x - 3.5in x 3.5in cardboard squares
  • 6x - 24in - 7/16in diameter wooden dowels
  • 1 - Craft Knife 12 Wooden Clothespins
  • 6x - 4.5in x 4.5in cardboard squares

To prep your materials, you can spray paint one of the 18un x 24.5in cardboard rectangles green. You can cut copy paper to add two goal perimeters and center markings. You can spray paint half of the clothespins one color and the other half another color. You can spray paint the wooden dowel black or silver to make it more realistic.

Step 2: Making the Ball Collector and Mount for the Field

Cut out a 4.5in x 4.5in square out the middle of the bottom part of both of the 18in x 9in cardboard rectangles. Then glue three of the 4.5in squares to create a "U" shape. There should be of those. Then glue the "U"s to the rectangle the same way it is shown in the picture. There should be two of those mounts.

Step 3: Making the Goal Posts

Glue the smaller rectangular to the hypotenuse sides of both triangles to create a semi-triangular prism. Make the holes for where the ball would drop down on the field. Then glue the goal outpost to the field right before the holes for the foosball to fall.

Step 4: Finishing the Table

Take the 24.5in x 9in cardboard pieces and cut out holes in them for the sticks. Make sure the holes are the size of the dowel and equidistance from each of the holes. Then glue the pieces to the longer sides of the field. Start putting in the sticks. Once you are done, you can put in the clothespins. The way you want them is your chance or you can use the same format used in the video.

Step 5: Congrats

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    16 days ago

    Very a neat idea and cool to see. Keep it up! : )

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