Have some spare time over the weekend? Why not make something that everyone can enjoy with our new EzyFit Fittings!
In this blog, we show how to make soccer goals for kids out of PVC pipe and our new Structural EzyFit Fittings. These structural fittings are designed to make DIY projects easier and more creative. Plus, they are strong enough to hold your projects without having to glue or stick them together. Allowing you to change, take apart and reuse the fittings as many times as you like.
Check out our video, or follow along with the steps below!
Note: How to cut your PVC Pipe
Step 1 – Preparation:
For the frame of the soccer goals, you will need a total of 7m worth of PVC pipe. We have PVC pipe available in 1m, 3m and 6m lengths at Bunnings Warehouse. We recommend getting 7x 1m lengths to reduce the amount of cutting you’ll have to do later.
Use the table above to measure and cut the exact lengths of pipe as you go about the project. You can also grab a pair of PVC cutters to make the process a little easier.
Step 2 – Making the frame:
To connect the whole frame together, you will need two 90º PVC Elbows, four 45º PVC Elbows and four 3 Way Joints.
1. Using a 1m length of pipe, connect two 3 Way Joints to each end of the pipe.
2. Now using another length of 1m pipe, cut 10cm off the top, so you’re left with a 90cm length of pipe. Put the 10cm piece aside as you’ll need it later. Do this twice so you have two lengths of 90cm pipe. Connect each length to the end of the 3 Way Joint pointing down – this will be the sides of your goals.
3. Take the 10cm pieces that you put aside earlier and connect them to the other end of the 3 Way Joint. Connect a 45º Elbow to the end of your 10cm piece, do this for each side.
4. Take another length of PVC pipe and cut it to 45cm, keep the remaining 55cm as we’ll be needing it later. Do this twice so you have two lengths of 45cm and 55cm.
5. Connect the 45cm piece to the end of the 45º elbow, do this for both sides. Now connect the last remaining 45º elbows to the end of the 45cm pipe. Join the 55cm pipe to the 45º elbow.
6. Now for the base of the frame. At the front of the goals, use the 90º Elbow and point it towards the back of the goals. Repeat this on both sides. Connect the last 3 Way Joints to the bottom of both of the 55cm pipe lengths (opposite to the 90º elbows). Cut the last 1m pipe into two 45cm pieces. Use this to join the 90º Elbow and the 3 Way Joint together. These act as the base support for the goals.
7. Using the remaining 1m pipe to connect the two 3 Way Joints together. You have now completed the whole frame of the soccer goals!
Step 3 – Adding the mesh:
Using the snap clamps, start by placing the mesh along the top of the goals and use a clamp in the middle and on each end. Do the following along the bottom and around the sides. You can cut any of the excess off if you need. The great part about using these snap clamps is they are strong enough to hold everything, without having to glue or stick them down. Alternatively, you can also use cable ties in place of the snap clamps.