How to Build a Portable Pitching Mound


It is always known to many that baseball is one of the best pastime and many children always enjoy the said sport. Too many Americans this is there national pastime which surely from any other country also enjoy especially in areas that have warm weathers. It is easy to make a portable pitching mound so that any of your children can enjoy it anywhere which can give you the right to play the game any time of the day and it does not matter what season it is. This kind of equipment is very handy during very bad weather and you can even use it indoors. You can learn how to build a portable pitching mound.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

  • 1 pc. lumber with a measurement of 2- 10- 12 foot.
  • 1 pc. lumber with a measurement of 2- 4- 8 foot.
  • 3 pcs. lumber with a measurement of 2- 10- 8 foot.
  • 1 sheets plywood with a measurement of 1/2 in – 4- 8 foot.
  • 1 pc. path of Astro Turf .
  • Contact cement or you can also use a can with a spray of glue.
  • 100 pcs. of deck screws with a measurement of 1 1/4 in.
  • 1 pc. of deck screws with a measurement of 3 in or 12 pcs. of penny nails.
  • 1 pc. 4 in. by 18 in. Wood
  • Marker.
  • Electric wood cutter.

INSTRUCTIONS

  • You need to cut 4 feet of 2- 10- 12 foot of lumber, this is use as a brace and it will be use later so set it aside.
  • Make a mark which is 24 inches from the top and down of the lumber which has a measurement of 2- 10- 8 foot.
  • It is important to have a mark on the lumber with number 3 until number 8 per feet.
  • You need to measure the slope of the mound per 1 inch foot. So at the beginning of the 3 foot measurement mark that you made, you have to mark it with 1 inch going down. Then you need to mark 2 inches going down to 4 ft, at 5 ft another 3 inches going down until the lumber has been marked.
  • After the measurement you need to trace it with the marker and cut it with an electric wood cutter.
  • Do the steps again with the four lumber and then place it in a flat area which is use as a brace in an upright position.
  • Fasten the first lumber and fasten also the lumber with a 2- 4- 8 foot on the other side end.
  • Then cut the plywood into 25 and ½ in. You can still use the remaining plywood in sloped areas. The plywood can be fastened with the use of 1 and ¼ in of deck screw.
  • Attach the frame with Astro Turf and mound it on plywood, then smooth it in place.
  • For the pitching rubber use a lumber which is 4- 18 in. in the center mound when it is about to slope.
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About the Author: By profession, Ralph Crutcher is a swimmer but enjoys playing football, Golf, and regularly goes to the gym to keep himself fit and healthy. This is one of the reasons; he likes to write about sports and fitness.

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