Floating Beer Pong Table

About: I often have impulses to build useful/useless gadgets... a habit which tends to include me going out and spending a bunch of money I shouldn't spend on things I probably don't need. I like to do it anyway.

Intro: Floating Beer Pong Table

For many people here, it's summer time now. For many of those people, summertime means parties (namely ones outdoors). For many of those people this includes a pool at some point. And since a party often includes beer pong for many (young) people.. Well, beer pong in a pool is much better.

So I decided that, rather than buying a floating beer pong table, I'd build my own... hence, this Instructable.

P.S. This is my first Instructable so, constructive criticism is certainly welcome.

This is what we're going to make:

Step 1: Gather Materials

For this Instructable you will need:

- Four or so empty water bottles of some sort.
- A couple pool noodles.. in my case, three.
- A beer pong table-shaped piece of hard wood...plastic...whatever you want.
- About 20 tie-wraps/wire-ties. (not pictured)
- You may need: A drill/bits.

And most likely:

- 14 Solo cups: 12 for beer, 2 for water
- 2 Ping-pong balls
- Enough of your favorite beer to get everyone at your party druuu- *ahem* inebriated.

Step 2: Assembleeeeeee

Now it's time to put the pieces together. I will not be showing the process of drilling holes, as my board, quite conveniently, already has holes pre-drilled in a nice grid.

1. Noodles!: For the layout of my board, I placed the 2 noodles straight down the long sides, and one noodle straight down the center.

Four tie-wraps/wire-ties were used to attach each noodle to the table.

2. Bottles: I placed 2 bottles on each end, end to end (bottom to bottom), short ways.

Two tie-wraps were used to attach each bottle to the board.

3. Cut excess off tie-wraps.

Step 3: Enjoy!

So here you have your finished product, a floating beer pong table. Sadly, I don't have pictures of it in use. Good luck! Enjoy! Let me know how it works out if you decide to build one, especially if you modify/improve it in any way!

Thanks. Peace.

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    goodgnus

    9 years ago on Introduction

    Problem with the type of board you're using is it's fiberboard, it will swell up when wet and eventually disintegrate. You need something plastic. I agree with nullflux, I'd use a big piece of 2" thick rigid styrofoam insulation that has the aluminum film on both sides, cheap enough at the local home improvement store.

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    chuckr44goodgnus

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    I was going to post that. Water is very very bad for the type of material you show (pegboard).

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    xboxteen01

    10 years ago on Introduction

    pretty cool, i dont drink, but i see alot of creative tables and this is an awesome one. just a different way of doing it : use plexi glass so its clear, and if the sight of pool noodles and bottles doesnt work, paint a border on. just my 2 cents

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    Great to see a fellow Eagle here! (though I am one that does drink, ironically, not beer. This table is just for everyone else haha). Anyway, I'll be making a nicer table at some point, and plexi glass is a great idea! I was also thinking maybe an LED lit trim that makes the water around it glow. Also, the flotation system will be well hidden next time :p

    Thank you for your 2 cents; I'll take all the pennies I can get!

    well, your the 2nd or 3rd eagle scout i know of on here. id be interested to see the number of members who are also eagles. theres a certain ingenuity and drive we all have that helps with the building and stuff

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    Esmagamusxboxteen01

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    The same things happen when someone is born in Portugal... Ingenuity is part of life... not for the best reasons.

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    NullFlux8ight

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Fantastic, As I was going through your Instructable I thought to myself use a section of syrofoamSM as your table top, this will float on its own. Cover it as you like. Maktack is a self adhesive film that comes in all sorts of colors(Can) and patterns. I would have suggested magnets as well but I think, if you cut the bottom of a plastic cup leaving a ridge to contain your beverage. This cup can be secured with velcro or two magnets one inbeded in the SM foam table and the other glued under the cup holder. Again Fantastic.

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    shingonzo

    10 years ago on Introduction

    this is cool but why not just cut one noodle in half instead of using the bottles wouldnt they get all gross?

    Hey, anybody feel like hittin up those stars and giving me a rating? It helps my self-esteem lol :p