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    County Darts Player Watikjebrom's Avatar
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    How to create a raised oche

    I'd thought I share my experience on creating a raised oche. If you don't mind I mention the sizing in cm's (I am Dutch )

    What do you need:
    - MDF 12mm thick, 120 x 236 cm
    - Piano hinge 60cm
    - 10 mtr Double sided tape
    - Carpet 80 x 260 cm
    - Staple gun

    Step 1:
    I bought a plate of 12mm thick MDF and cutted this in 4 equal parts of 60 x 118 cm

    Step 2:
    I glued two pieces upon each other with some wood glue. Did that also for the other 2 parts.

    Step 3:
    Attached the two pieces to eachother with the piano hinge so you can fold the oche beneath your dartboard:



    Step 4:
    Attach the doublesided tape on the upper side of the oche and cover the outer side of this upper side.

    Step 5:
    Wrap the MDF with the carpet and use the staple gun to attach the carpet to the bottom side. The upperside will be attached with the double sided tape

    Step 6:
    Finished






    I'm happy with it!

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    Super Moderator Missed!'s Avatar
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    Superb, well done. I have the standard mat that moves all over the place!
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    I like it.
    Have a gold star DIY forum Award

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    Nice work, well done


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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Metalman View Post
    I like it.
    Have a gold star DIY forum Award
    Yes, I want it

    I'm truly honoured !
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    You are welcome

    I thought it was a nice place for me to sit, sleep and sink my claws


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    LOL

    It is actually a nice place to be. It's my garage, but it has central heating, a refridgerator, a frying pan and of course a dart board. What does a man need more hahaha
    And you are welcome to scratch your nails onto my carpet
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    A frying pan?!!
    Yum.. sausage sandwiches in the garage... luxury

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    very nicely done

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    Quote Originally Posted by Watikjebrom View Post
    LOL

    It is actually a nice place to be. It's my garage, but it has central heating, a refridgerator, a frying pan and of course a dart board. What does a man need more hahaha
    And you are welcome to scratch your nails onto my carpet
    Is there beer in the fridge, if so then your all set


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    How does it attach to the wall or does it not? is it just slid up against the wall?

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    I think it's just stood there Diego


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    I've made myself one! It's a gem.
    Slightly shorter length, due to the fact that i've got a shelf unit under my board, but does the job perfectly!

    Thanks for the tip, cheap as chips! £10 for the wood, hinges, and nails. Only thing i did diff was didn't buy carpet, and cut up my rubber oche mat to cover it.

    Possibly pics to follow.

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    Be good to see the pics mate as I was going to do the same thing
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    Always good to see that other ones get inspired Would love to see pics!
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    I'll try and get some pics online over the weekend!

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    This is a quality looking job Watikjebrom (Is this your first name? If so, how is it pronounced? if you don't mind me asking?).

    Great work. Very jealous of your garage. My garage is detached about 10m from my house. It is cold, dusty, cluttered, and I don't have electricity in there!

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    This thread and the sight right diy did inspire me.

    My room has a strange floor, called “wood-concrete”, never heard of this material before moving in.
    Well, it behaves like stone, very bad for darts, so I had some cushion on the floor.

    I also started building a sight right from wood, but stopping at it like in the pic, when it started working. I still plan to saw and paint it later...
    This combination looked like that mostly, after turning the sight right to no function, so it wouldn´t block the door, which is just to the right of the board - lol.

    setup 16.12.12.jpg

    Next thing, I read this thread here, and tried out 3 black shelf-boards I had lying about.

    With just that piece of wood, which I glued on the first board, it was exactly right.

    The shelves are put on some plastic net, for use under carpet, this keeps all 3 of them stable like they are (hinges on my shopping-list anyway..)

    The red carpet is planned to be used like Watikjebrom did, but also does a nice job just like that.

    The sight right is done provisionally from paper. I will finish the wooden thing, since you have to correct the angles and orientation of the paper quite often.

    raised oche side on.jpg

    Also been upgrading lightning from the silver Ikea lamp from below to a 300 Watt black standing uplight with lampshade vertical.

    Cheers Hazza and Watikjebrom!

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    Steve Metalman
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    What a great post
    Well done Steph, some very good improvisational skills being used there
    I'm sure Hazza and Watikjebrom will apreciate your comments

    I think you will enjoy having a raised oche

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