How to Build a Backyard Ring Toss Game

Your whole family will love this fun yard game.


A few hours




Less than $20


This backyard ring toss game is a fun, easy craft project that uses minimal materials and can be built with hand tools in a few hours.

Tools Required

  • Drill bit set
  • Drill/driver - cordless
  • Handsaw
  • Sandpaper
  • Utility knife

Materials Required

  • 1-in Dowel rod (3-ft)
  • 1/2-in Rope 7-ft
  • 1x3 Pine board (3-ft)
  • 3/4 x 1" Wood beads (4)
  • Peel & stick numbers
  • Wood glue

Project step-by-step (9)

Step 1

Cut & Sand

  • Cut two 2-1/2-inch blocks from the 1x3x3-ft board.
  • Cut two 15-inch pieces from the 1x3x3-ft board.
  • Cut four six-inch dowels and one nine-inch dowel.
  • Sand each piece with 220 grit sandpaper removing any sharp corners and edges.

Step 2

Measure & Mark

  • Measure and make a mark at 1-1/4 inches from each end at the center of the two 15-inch boards.
  • Measure and make a mark at 7-1/2 inches at the center of the 15-inch boards.
    • Pro Tip: For accuracy, use an adjustable square set to 1-1/4 inches.