How to Build a Horseshoe Pit?

You need two six-foot-long treated wood 2×4 or 2x6s, cut in half, two 8ft long treated wood 2x4s or 2x6s, cut in half and several bags of sand (enough to fill two 36×48 inch boxes at least 3-4 inches deep), two three-foot-long steel posts (about 1 inch diameter) and 16-24 Exterior (deck) screws (2 1/2 inch long, approx.) 1.Assemble your materials (see list above).*Start by making a frame for your pit. Take 2 of the 36′ boards and 2 of the 48′ ones, and make a rectangle. Screw the pieces of wood together at the corners to make a frame. Repeat to make the 2nd frame, overlapping ends in the same direction so that 2 frames have the same dimensions. Then measure the location where you will be building your area. From the back of one pitching area to the back of the other, you need 48 ft of length. The width will be 6 feet. Center each box from side to side at the ends of the playing area. Their fronts should be 36 feet apart. The longer side of the boxes should be parallel to the length of the playing area. Then, mark the outside perimeter of each box on the grass. Then lift the boxes and set them aside. Dig a few inches or more down into the ground in a rectangle shape, so that the frame top sits a tiny bit lower than the grass. With the frame hole dug out, place the frame in the crater. Take the iron stake and jam it down into the middle of the pit. Pound it in with the sledge hammer so that 13-15′ of the stake extends above the level of the ground outside the pit. Fill the frame with sand. Go to where you marked the other box, and repeat the previous three steps above.

How to Build a Horseshoe Pit?

You need two six-foot-long treated wood 2×4 or 2x6s, cut in half, two 8ft long treated wood 2x4s or 2x6s, cut in half and several bags of sand (enough to fill two 36×48 inch boxes at least 3-4 inches deep), two three-foot-long steel posts (about 1 inch diameter) and 16-24 Exterior (deck) screws (2 1/2 inch long, approx.) 1.Assemble your materials (see list above).*Start by making a frame for your pit. Take 2 of the 36′ boards and 2 of the 48′ ones, and make a rectangle. Screw the pieces of wood together at the corners to make a frame. Repeat to make the 2nd frame, overlapping ends in the same direction so that 2 frames have the same dimensions. Then measure the location where you will be building your area. From the back of one pitching area to the back of the other, you need 48 ft of length. The width will be 6 feet. Center each box from side to side at the ends of the playing area. Their fronts should be 36 feet apart. The longer side of the boxes should be parallel to the length of the playing area. Then, mark the outside perimeter of each box on the grass. Then lift the boxes and set them aside. Dig a few inches or more down into the ground in a rectangle shape, so that the frame top sits a tiny bit lower than the grass. With the frame hole dug out, place the frame in the crater. Take the iron stake and jam it down into the middle of the pit. Pound it in with the sledge hammer so that 13-15′ of the stake extends above the level of the ground outside the pit. Fill the frame with sand. Go to where you marked the other box, and repeat the previous three steps above.