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Build a folding soccer goal

folding soccer goal
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Not only in your own garden, but also out and about in the park, this foldable football goal provides great fun for big and small goal scorers.

Left, right, shoot and gooooo! Whether child or adult: For real football fans, a goal in the garden not only provides exercise, but also lots of table football fun.
Since the goal can also be folded up and transported, training is possible at any time, even when you are out and about in the park. We will show you step by step how you can build the mobile wooden box yourself. You can read here
how to build a goal wall .

You need this:

Tools:

  • cordless drill driver
  • Jigsaw with jigsaw blade for wood
  • multi-sander
  • hammer
  • Scissors, pencil, meter rule
  • screw clamps

Material list:

  • 2 x hinge large (150 mm)
  • 6 x hinge small (70 mm)
  • staple nails
  • Cover net approx. 3 x 2m
  • 2 x roof batten 24 x 46 x 1085 mm
  • 4 x batten 24 x 46 x 1200 mm
  • 2 x roof batten 24 x 46 x 520 mm
  • 2 x roof batten 24 x 46 x 180 mm
  • 2 x roof batten 24 x 46 x 225 mm
  • 2 x roof batten 24 x 46 x 800 mm
  • Wood screws 3.0 x 40mm
  • Wood screws 3.5 x 20mm

1. Mark and saw the slats

First, take your time and get an overview of the materials you need. The positions and lengths of the roof battens are shown exactly in the sketch .
Mark the required dimensions on the battens and then saw them accordingly. Then you smooth all rough saw edges with the grinder.
Tip: Mark the slats with a pencil as shown in the drawing or stick a strip of masking tape on the slats and write the appropriate designation on it. So you can quickly see which slat goes where.

2. Build the rear support frame

This step assembles the rear frame that will later serve as the sloping support for the gate. To do this, clamp the two roof battens with a length of 1200 mm parallel to the outside of the worktop using screw clamps. Then place the first of the two shorter slats on one end at a 90-degree angle and screw them flush to the edge with two screws.
Now place the other short batten on the other side and screw it flush with the batten underneath.

3. Assemble the front gate frame

Let’s continue with the front goal frame. For this you need two roof battens with a length of 800 mm. Place the slats parallel to each other on the countertop. Then place the long batten (1200 mm) at right angles on the ends of the two short battens and fix them with screw clamps. Then screw the construction together.
Now take the three screwed slats and lean them sideways with the open side down against the worktop. Then you put another 1200 mm long batten on top with the flat side flush. Then fix with screw clamps and screw tight with several screws.

4. Attach hinges to the gate frame

Place the goal frame back on the countertop. Place the two short squared timbers on the two vertical battens – flush with the top batten.
The hinges are then placed on the construction exactly as shown in the picture and screwed on with long screws on both sides. Make sure the hinge is placed at the correct height and square. Only screw on the bottom part to keep it foldable.

5. Connect front gate frame and rear frame support

To connect the two components, place the rear support frame on the worktop and secure it with screw clamps. Then place the goal frame on end against the open side of the support frame so that the hinge rests on the support frame.
Then fix the hinges on both sides with screws. This is where a helping hand to help you hold the frame comes in handy.

6. Assemble the folding stand

Next, the foldable base is assembled. To do this, take the roof battens with the lengths of 225 mm and 520 mm and connect them with the smaller hinge. Make sure that there is a small gap between the slats so that the hinge has room to move. Repeat the step a second time. Then turn both connections over so that the shorter slats can be folded down. You now also mount hinges on the two longer slats. However, these must be able to be folded upwards.

7. Connect the subframe to the support frame

Place the rear frame support and front gate frame assembly (from step 5) on the countertop. Now place one of the two connections of the base frame from step 6 on the shorter side of the support frame and mark the spot with a pencil. The base is now turned so that the hinge of the longer slat points downwards. Now place the hinge on the mark and screw it tight. You repeat the two steps on the other side.

8. Connect base to goal frame

Now fold in all screwed-on hinges on the base and support frame so that the roof battens “stack”. The short slat of the base should now be at the very top. Again, attach a hinge to the end of the slat that can be opened upwards. Repeat this step on the other side.
Then fold down the goal frame so that it rests on the hinges you just attached. Then mark the length of the hinges on the post of the goal frame. You then set up the goal so that the previously mounted hinge lies on the goal frame. Use the mark on the post as a guide and screw the second side of the hinge in place.
At the end of this step the complete construction of the gate should be connected and foldable.

9. Thread and fasten the net

Now take the last remaining, longer slat and thread it through the holes at the top end of the cover net. Make sure that part of the net is still hanging down on the left and right. Then you attach the slat to the top back of the support frame with screws.
Now you set up the complete goal so that it stands correctly on the underside. Then stretch the net over the back and the two outsides and fasten it to the wooden frame with staple nails. The net should be tight on all sides. Use as many nails as necessary. Finally, the overhang of the net is cut off with scissors.