Ah! The many posts to my son's 9th birthday party are HERE! First project first....the table top goal post! This is something I have been wanting to do for a very long time! In fact, now that I know this is very inexpensive and easy.....I will be "life-size" ones for the backyard! How could any true football fan not!
PVC Piping: We used 1/2 inch by 10 foot $1.25
90 degree joints (non-thread) x 2 $0.46 each
Tee joints (non-thread) x 2 $0.46 each
Cap ends (non-thread) x 2 $0.36 each
Yellow Plastic Spray Paint $3.67
You could technically use 6 cap ends if you want to cap off the base....I didn't....I just capped the top.
All of these supplies and costs came from Home Depot....making it easy to find!
Here are the measurements of the cuts we made....we used a hack saw (which is weird thing to use if you have done so....reminded me of one of those scary movies from my childhood)!
top half pieces (2) 23 inches
cross bar (two pieces into the tee joint) 12 inches
stand piece 5 inches
base pieces 4 @6 inches and 2 @ 6.5 inches
The two 6.5 inch pieces are in the middle....basically, we used every last part of the PVC piping we bought. Once the pieces were cut, we sanded them....to get the black print off so that the yellow paint would stick...here is what we used...they are sanding blocks. Because my fiance uses them when he works...we had some laying around the house. I am not sure of the cost, but I can't imagine them being more than a couple of bucks!
Here is the goal post pre-paint...I was going to take a pic of the pieces before we built it....but in my excitement...I forgot!