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 4


We built the dock sections first but made a special allowance that will allow our dock to easily convert into a bowling alley. The sideboards will flip up to become a barrier that keeps our errant rolls from landing in the water, with the opening becoming the gutters. We decided to off-set the gutters, which made them large enough so the bowling ball could travel freely and not get stuck.


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