A dartboard mounted on the bare wall could damage or makes holes in the wall if the throwing dart misses the target. To keep safe your wall, you can use a dartboard cabinet and protect the wall from errant shots as well. Are you screwed up! How to hang a dartboard cabinet on the wall? Don’t worry! Here you will get a comprehensive knowledge through the details guideline of hanging cabinet. You can hang a dartboard cabinet in a wall within few minutes with some basic hand tools.
Finding the Right Location
Ensure a gap of 8 feet (2.4m) between the board and oche or throwing line, plus make sure extra space for easy movement of your arm while throwing the dart to board. Don’t place the cabinet near anything fragile and any valuable paintings.
Cabinet Adjustment with the wall
Normally, the cabinet remains closed or folded; you should not take measure during this time. Take the full-width measure when the cabinet is fully unfolded. Next, install the cabinet in height 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m) from the ground. Moreover, ensure a flexible height against your physical height and centering the cabinet in a place so that bullseye make sure eye level position.
Finding a Stud and Leveling the Cabinet
Use a stud finder to identify stud behind your wall. Slide the stud finder across the wall to get a stud, do this until getting stud, if found make a mark with X at your desired height where you will set up a dartboard.
Two studs are needed to install the cabinet on the wall to make it secure enough, if you get it, mark with a pencil as well. If you don’t get the second stud, just draw 16 inches horizontal line from the first one which is standard width between two studs.
If you can’t find studs on the wall or have a scarcity of stud finder in the market near you, then use a wall anchors to secure your dartboard. To stick the cabinet into the wall perfectly, you need wall screw that is made of metal or plastic. First of all, make a hole with a drill to the wall and place the anchor here, so that attaches something tightly with screws.
Usually, most of the cabinets are made in a shape that one can install the dartboard on the wall; ensuring bullseye will be located at the center of the cabinet. If you face any disorder in this fact, again take the pencil to mark the pre-drilled screw holes to cauterize the cabinet.
Make sure your cabinet is hanged in straight, to do this purchase a level at a hardware store or you download a levelling app on your smartphone. Next, just place the level on the top of the cabinet and ensure adjustment moving the level until getting the right place.
Mounting the Cabinet
Most of the cabinets come with pre-drilled holes from the market to make your installation process easier. If their no pre-drilled holes, make the four holes with drill near each corner of the cabinet making ensure 16 inches distance among these holes so that they do not hit the studs behind you wall.
Usually, the cabinet comes with all necessary hardware, if not so, collects some screws from the market to mount it. Then use a cordless drill to place screws for secured cabinet installation. Please note a fact; if the screws don’t have with cabinet, you collect it from market measurement with 5⁄32 inch (4.0 mm) that is the standard measurement.
After hanging the cabinet on the wall, make sure that it is hanged in the right direction doing check it again. If you find any disorder or see that the bullseye does not have in the center, remove the screws and shift the cabinet until it’s in the right location. When you find everything okay then fixed the screws on the cabinet.
Hanging the dartboard cabinet is not an easy task at all. But if you follow the above described comprehensive guideline, I think, it is enough to hang a dartboard cabinet in the right way. So, hang the dartboard cabinet escaping any sort of hesitation and enjoy the indoor sports extensively.