Making an Artificial Putting Green for Your Office
If you are an avid golfer or you just want to have a little time to relax, consider adding an artificial putting green to your office space. A putting green can help reduce your stress level as well as provide you time to practice. Follow the simple steps below to effectively make an office putting green on your own.
Step 1 – Measurements
A standard artificial putting green is 15 feet long, not including the cup area, but you can go as short as 4 feet long without the cup area included. Decide the size you want based on the amount of space in your office. Measure the height of the putting cup to determine how tall the green has to be.
Step 2 – Cut the Wood
Transfer the measurements to the wood (plywood works best). You need one long piece for the runner, a square piece for the cup area and risers that run the length of the putting green. They should be as wide as the putting cup is tall, and add ¼-inch to allow for a lip on the sides. Cut out all of the pieces: the runner top, green top, 3 risers for the runner and 5 risers for the green.
Step 3 – Assemble the Artificial Putting Green
Measure the lip on the risers, mark them with a pencil and then apply a thin line of wood glue along it. Place the top piece on the edge along the line, and repeat with the other side piece and then the end pieces. Once the glue is dry, you can then secure the boards with nails. Repeat the same process with the putting green section.
Turn both sections over and butt the ends together. Place the brackets between the sections, and fasten in place with nails. Use up to 4 brackets to make it secure. Draw a circle in the center of the putting green square that is the size of the putting cup. Use the compass to do this, and then cut it out.
Step 4 – Finish the Artificial Putting Green
Measure the length and width of the inside of each section, and then place those dimensions on the underside of the turf. The goal is to essentially create one piece to the same size of the putting green. Once you have recorded the measurements, cut the turf. Place it on top of the putting green, and trim it as needed.
Remove the turf. You can roll stain onto to the base or paint it to make it look more attractive. Once the stain is dry, apply carpet glue to it in a serpentine pattern. Wait several minutes, and then carefully place the turf on top. Apply some pressure as you smooth it out. When the glue has dried, cut out the turf around the cup hole. Insert the cup and the flag, and start putting.