This "MacGyver's" inspiration was simple: his local bowling alley closed and he didn't feel like waiting for a new one to go up elsewhere in town. Therefore, Imgur user Makgyver87 took matters into his own hands and got to planning and building his own. After all, why wait for someone else to do the job when you're capable of tackling it yourself? And at the end of the day, this guy's project ultimately afforded him the luxury of bowling without having to rent any special shoes!
Makgyver87 outlined his construction process in detail, explaining how the project began with many iterations of sketches.
However, Makgyver87's bowling alley plans weren't rudimentary: they actually feature everything from laminate flooring to a ball return mechanism. It's clear that he was determined to do this thing right!
Makgyver87 also built a "pulley pin reset system" to replace the pins after they get knocked down, making setup for multiple rounds a total breeze.
By the end, this DIY pro reveals his masterpiece, writing, "Leveled off, Boards ran, Skirting put on and Many and I stress MANY sting lengths, knots and Pulley position attempts later; a functioning Bowling Alley!"
He even added glow-in-the-dark lights to make his backyard alley as authentic as possible. His neighbors may not love the sounds of crashing pins late at night, but given how great this project turned out, we wouldn't be surprised if they happily joined in the game!
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