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Professional-sized ladder golf sets are larger and more robust than the chintzy ones you usually find in yard game kits. This project is a great way to use some long skinny scrap pieces too. 

Read the rules for ladder golf here

When they say you can’t have too many clamps. it’s longer glue-ups like these that they’re talking about.

Build the Sides

Plane your side boards to 7/8 thickness, then rip four 15/16 wide strips of cherry and two 1/2 strips of maple. Edge glue the sides, sandwiching the maple between pieces of cherry, and allow to dry. Once the glue is cured, it’s back to the planer, where you can dial in the final thickness of 3/4 thick.

When cutting the dado for the legs, take your time to cut the two outside edges exactly.

The Legs

While you’re waiting for the glue to dry on the sides, go ahead and start on the legs. Start with 3/4 thick lumber and trim to 37 long. Then, install a dado stack in your table saw and set the blade height to 5/16.


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