Too many sports balls rolling around your house? Here’s a clever yet easy DIY storage solution – a ball corral! This project is simple to do and only requires a few materials. Plus, it’ll help you keep all those balls in one place, making your home neater and more organized.
There are many reasons why a storage solution like a ball corral is great for organizing balls. As we mentioned, this DIY ball corral project is easy to do and inexpensive. All you need are some bungee cords, wood screws, and a few timber pieces from your scrap pile.
This ball corral storage solution is perfect for those who have a lot of balls, or for those who want to organize their balls in an efficient way. The bungee cords will keep the balls secure, while the wood screws will provide a sturdy base for the storage solution.
Holds up to 9 full-size basketballs with easy access to any balls in the caddy.
It’s a very simple build yet it offers a very convenient system. You can easily store as many balls as you like. But what’s even better is that you can get whatever you need without having to scramble because all of them are visible.
You can build your ball corral so that it is mounted on a wall or you can build a freestanding unit. You can have it vertical or horizontal, and as big or small as you need it to be!
Is there anything better than this DIY ball corral storage idea?
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You’ll need these materials:
- Scrap Timber
- Screws (eyelet screws in particular)
- 3 Bungee Cords
And these tools:
Steps to make a ball corral:
The number of bungee cords you will need for your ball storage will depend on the orientation of your storage. Fewer bungee cords will be needed if your ball storage is horizontal, while more may be needed if it is vertical. Keep in mind that the size and weight of your balls will also play a role in determining how many bungee cords you will need.
In this DIY project, we will be building horizontal ball storage so we will be needing fewer bungee cords. This ball storage unit will be able to accommodate enough balls for your needs. It will be 1 and a half feet tall and 4 feet wide, giving you ample space to store your balls.
First, you need to create rectangular hollow side storage with your scrap timber for your ball corral. This will be used to store all of the balls that you need for your game. Make sure that the dimensions of the storage are large enough to accommodate all of the balls that you will need. Use the plywood at the bottom of your ball storage to ensure that the balls are stored properly and securely. This will also help to protect the balls from damage.
Then, screw in the eyelet screws on both sides of the ball storage, since the height of our ball storage is 1 and a half feet, you can divide it into three equal parts so you know where to put your eyelet screws. In this project, it is 6 inches from the bottom and 6 inches from the top of the storage.
After screwing in the eyelets, you will need to hook the bungee cords to the eyelet screws in order to complete your ball corral. Make sure that the cords are pulled tight in order to keep the balls securely in place.
You can get step-by-step instructions here! How do you keep your sports balls organized at home? If you’ve got a clever solution like this, share it with us!