Introduction: Cup-Pong Practice Table
- Particle Board 10 X 10 ft.
- 2X4's 34 in. In Length
- Blue Paint
- Table Saw
- Miter Saw
- Drill Press
- 3 in. Hole Saw
- Glue Gun
- Gorilla Wood Glue
- Screws 1.5 in. In Length
- Nails 0.5 in. In Length
- Box Cutter
- Solo Cups x6
- Ping Pong Balls
- This Net
Step 1: Top of the Table
Take the Particle Board and cut it to 72 X 30 Inches.
Take 6 Solo Cups and outline circles.
Use the hole saw and a drill press to cut them out.
Take the spare wood board and cut thin side panels 1 3/4 in. wide.
Make two of them 72 inches and two 28 inches. The smaller ones may vary in size.
Glue them to the bottom edges of the table top.
Take some clamps and use them on the corners to hold the pieces in place.
Step 2: Making It a Table
Take four 2X4's and cut them to 34 inches.
Take screws, about 2 inches long, and a drill.
Drill 2 screws into the 4 inch side, one into the 2 inch side, and two through the table into the top. Make sure they go through the thin panels you cut in step one and do not intersect on
Step 3: Early Painting
Paint the top of the table and the legs.
This is much easier than painting the entire table at the end due to all of the parts on one end.
Step 4: Netting System Without the Net
Create four of these planks, about 26 X 2.5 inches, out of Particle Board and paint them.
Drill two into the 2X4's by the holes, avoiding the screws holding them in place.
Start by drilling pilot holes to make it easier. Use two screws.
Drill the other two about 20 Inches away from the edge of the table.
Take a thin piece of Particle Board and cut it into 4 identical pieces, 3.5 in. long.
Glue two to the back of the table and one on either side between the planks. Use clamps to hold them in place to dry overnight.
Step 5: Attaching the Net
Take the net and cut it into two pieces 25 X 30 inches.
Then one long piece about 110 X 32 inches.
Use 0.5 in. nails and a hammer to nail it into the planks.
Wrap it around so that it is loose enough for a ball fall through.
Pull the long net to the end and nail it to the front legs, about 24.5 inches from the ground.
Make sure to test that the net is tight enough, such that the Ping Pong Balls return to the front.
If needed, pull the remaining net up about 2 inches and nail it in, to create a retrieval place.
Pull the sides of the long net, and nail them at about 26.5 inches from the edge of the support plank.
Step 6: Attach the Cups
Take six Solo Cups and cut the bottom out with a box cutter.
Use a hot glue gun to attach them above the holes.
Step 7: (Optional)
The Ping Pong Balls may sometimes not roll back, so you can add blocks of wood to the back legs to add some height to help the balls roll back consistently. About 3 inches will do. However, this may affect the spirit of the game, and is not necessary.
If the Ping Pong balls are not returning as close to the front as you would like, add a small amount of weight to the place you wish to collect them.