DIY Gazing Bowling Balls and stands

bookjunky4life(5 Central IL)March 9, 2013

The stands are made from oil field pipe which we just had laying around the farm. The two stands on the left were over five foot tall, so I drove them in the ground over two feet with a sledge hammer (not easy!). I have to paint my bowling balls yet.

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toomuchglass(5)

My arms would fall off from all that pounding !!! LOL
I bet it will look nice with the balls on them. Great Project !!!

    Bookmark   March 9, 2013 at 11:14AM
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tasymo

Love, love, love, the pipes! Those would look awesome with Bowling Balls covered in roofing nails. (something I've always wanted to do, but haven't yet...)

    Bookmark   March 9, 2013 at 7:53PM
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jeannespines

Or a penny BB! Your pipe stands are awesome! Great recycling! Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   March 10, 2013 at 5:03PM
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mjowest(5)

LOVE them!!! :)

    Bookmark   March 10, 2013 at 8:00PM
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bookjunky4life(5 Central IL)

I'm painting the stands black and the balls metallic silver.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2013 at 10:48AM
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bookjunky4life(5 Central IL)

Here is the before photo.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2013 at 11:39PM
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Calamity_J(z7bc)

This is super!

    Bookmark   April 12, 2013 at 3:48PM
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sunnyca_gw

Wow, I saw the finished ones 1st! They came out fantastic! Wondered how cheap plastic was holding up BB's that is great recycling!! You mentioned doing a couple more! That will be nice also could be used to keep people off area you don't want them on. If you get extreme winds there you might drill holes deeper into balls & stick rebar in that will go into ground a little but would keep balls on their pedestals assuming pipes are hollow! Jan

    Bookmark   April 13, 2013 at 10:44AM
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