Step 5: Glue the frame together

Glue the frame together
Photo: Wendell T. Webber
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Take apart one of the joints. Wipe PVC pipe cement on the outside of the pipe and the inside of the connector, then fit the two back together. Quickly line up your marks and hold the fittings in place. Pipe cement sets in seconds, so you don’t have much time.

Continue to take apart each joint, apply the pipe cement, and put it back together in this manner until the entire frame is glued up.

To parents: PVC pipe cement has a strong odor, so be sure to get one labeled low-VOC, and do this step in a well-ventilated area.
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    Tools List

    • 100-foot tape measure
      Tape measure
    • hacksaw
      Hacksaw
    • utility scissors
      Utility scissors
    • permanent marker
      Permanent marker

    Shopping List

    1. Four 10-foot lengths of 1¼ PVC tubing

    2. Six 1¼-inch PVC elbows

    3. Four 1¼-inch PVC tees 4. 80-grit sandpaper

    5. PVC pipe cement
    (preferably a low-VOC formula that's labeled all-weather) 6. Deer netting

    7. Five dozen zip ties

    8. Small sand bags
    (optional: to hold down the goal when you play)