How To Build Your Own Backyard Bowling Alley

Bowling is a game/sport many people enjoy. It can provide endless hours of fun for little cost, and, you can play in a group so it’s a great party activity. But, what do you do if you don’t have a bowling alley near you? Or, you did but it closed down? Well, you could learn a thing or two from Imgur user ‘Makgyver87’! Combining a good use of imagination, planning, preparation and determination, Makgyver87 created his own awesome personal bowling alley in the comfort of his backyard! Check out the process and the brilliant finished result below!

First off… some calculations and sketches on paper.


Then came a CAD (computer aided design) drawing.

Here you see the construction starting!

Taking shape nicely…

Looks great already!

The bowling pins being prepared.

This is the system used to pull the pins into the correct spaces. Genius!

The string runs to the front of the alley so that the pins can be reset with ease.

Here you can see the pulling system at a wider angle.

When this shot was taken, everything was leveled off, skirting was added and the pulling system was perfected. Yay!

A fully functioning bowling alley!

But, wait… there’s more…

Awesome lights!

So, you can even play at night!

We are so jealous! What an asset to any backyard.

This video is not the bowling alley you see above, but a similar one in action.

Source: Imgur