The process to build your own hockey net is actually a rather simple one. I have fond memories of playing street hockey with my friends every summer and part of the fun was working with my dad to craft a net for our game. While these are not difficult steps, this process is defiantly not meant for children or teenagers because it requires the use of a hacksaw. It however is a great project for a teen to assist you with, after the pieces have been cut.
Items required for assembly of a hockey net:
- about 26 feet of PVC pipe
- PVC glue
- 6 PVC elbow joints
- 2 PVC "T" joints (if building a support bar)
- sharp hacksaw
- tape measure
- saw horses
- zip ties
- Measure the pipe. You will need two length size pieces, two height size pieces and then two pieces for the backside. Your average hockey net is 4 by 6 feet but if you choose, you may use different measurements. Cutting is best and safely accomplished by using saw horses.
- Cut the PVC pipe carefully. Lay the pieces out and place an elbow joint where they will be needed.
- Check that everything fit properly, by assembling the pieces. Make sure the goal is stable and even before moving on.
- Glue the pieces together. Using the zip ties, attach the netting.
Tips: If you are building a goal larger than average then you might wish to put a support bar in the middle for stability. This project is meant for street hockey and the goal will not last long for ice hockey. The cold will cause the PVC pipe to shatter.