How to Set Up a Dart Board

The game of darts is a popular and fun hobby that can be enjoyed by anyone in any suitable environment as long as they have the right equipment. A dart board is a major thing that you should have before talking about the game. There are different types of dart boards but the standard one is ideal and you need to ensure that it is properly set.

To understand how to set up a dart board, there are many steps that you must consider. It is crucial to ensure that you have enough space and the walls together and floors in the room you will hang your dart board is clear of obstacles. You can enjoy the game of darts in the comfort of your home or any other preferred place.

Steps for Set a Dart Board

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This guide gives you some basic steps that you can follow to set up your dart board at your place. First and foremost, you should make sure that you have enough space in the area where you want to set up your dart board. Space should measure at least five feet wide and 11 feet long and it should be clear. Don’t forget to leave space for the spectators so that they can also enjoy the game.

You must also ensure that there is a dart mat on the floor if you do not have a wooden one to protect the sharp dart tips from breaking. It is also essential to make sure that the dart board is set within a cabin mounted on the wall. If the dart board set does not come with a cabin, then mount a protective wooden board on the wall that is sufficient to cover the play area just in case the dart misses the board.

When you intend to put a dart board in any place, make sure that the spectators together with the players will be safe. You should keep away the board for windows, doorways or areas where there are breakable objects. Keep the board away from the way of people to avoid injuries as well as disturbances. Darts can bounce and fly in the wrong direction which can result in injuries of unsuspecting people passing or nearby.

How to Mount Your Dart Board?

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You should make sure that the bull’s on the center of the dart board is exactly 5 feet 8 inches (1, 73 meters) from the floor. This is the standard height for a standard dart board which is usually hung from the center using a screw. Should you hang the dart board from the top, make sure that you maintain the height of the bull’s eye.

When the dart board is already mounted in a protective cabinet, you must also maintain that 5 feet 8 inches height for the bull’s eye. When you mount the cabinet to the wall, make sure that there is sufficient height from the floor to the bull’s eye. As a standard rule, you must always make sure that each method of hanging the dart board gives you the required height for the bull’s eye.

When the board comes with a backing board disc, you must mount this first on the wall but make sure it is within the corresponding height with the bull’s eye. The bracket comes with a U shape that will hold the screw mounted at the back but the center of the dart board.  

When you have mounted the board on the wall using the wall bracket, make sure that the scoring 20 area is on the top and is vertically straight. The other issue is to ensure that the board flushes with the wall and is not tilted to one side. You should then mount some patches to keep the board firm and prevent it from moving.

When your board is firmly mounted on the wall, the next step is to create a throw line. The distance of the throw line should be 7 feet 9 ¼ inches or 2.37 meters. You should note that this distance is not from the wall but the face of the dartboard. The thickness of a standard 18-inch dart board is one and a half inches so you should not include this distance to that of the throw line.

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You can also use diagonal measurement to determine the distance of the throwing line. You need to have some people to help you since you can best measure this diagonal distance using a line. The diagonal line should measure 9 feet 7 ⅜ inches (2.37 meters) from the bull’s eye to the mark of the throwing line.

Both horizontal and diagonal measurements should produce the same result. Make sure that you make the throwing line point with a wooden board mounted into the floor so the players do not go beyond it.

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