Time Required: A long weekend (3 days)
Difficulty: Moderate

Unable to decide whether to build a new bowling alley or a new dock for their cottage property, Andrew and Kevin decide to do both, combining two ideas into one. The Browling Alley is a fixed wooden boat dock that also doubles as a ten-pin bowling lane, complete with gutters, a mechanical pinsetter, and a ball return system.

Project Steps

Step 1

A dock is essentially a bowling alley waiting to happen. For The Browling Alley, we want to start by making a multi-section dock that can be converted into various shapes. Each section of the dock will require a set of gutters to keep the balls from falling in the water. At the end of the dock, we’ll need to build a table that will house the pinsetter and ball return mechanism. For the finishing touches, we’ll want to add a lounge area with seating and a solar nacho table to heat up a tasty treat while we’re bowling on the lake.


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