Build A Nok Hockey Tablei · ·This was one of my favorites when I was a kid. However, after moving to the midwest from thenortheast, no one here seemed to ever hear of Nok Hockey.If you know what this is, welcome back to your childhood.If you never seen this before, heres your chance.This is a pretty easy build, and inexpensive too.Build List1x3x8 Pine - 2 pieces2x4 Hardboard
Nails or Screws or GlueSmall piece of hardwood (for pucks and sticks) 1/2" thickStep 1Cut the baseiCut your hardboard to 2 feet by 4 feet.You can use a table saw or circular saw. Regardless of tool, cut it as square as possible.Whew, that was hard.Step 2Cut the Sides
iThe sides (longways) are 1x3 pineboards. We need two of them. Cut them about 46.5"Again, use the cutting tool of your choice.Step 3Cut the EndsiThe short ends of the Nok Hockey table are also cut out of 1x3 pine.We need two of these, 24" long.In addition, you need to cut an arch for the goal.Find the center of the board, and draw an arch that is approximately 4 inches wide. Cut this outwith your jigsaw. You can take the cut out and then use it as a template for the other end.Step 4Corners and Goalies
i · ·You will need to cut our four corner pieces and two goalies.The corner pieces allow you to ricochet smoothly around the corners. And the goalies providedefense from straight on shots.The corners are approximately 2.5" on the legs of the triangle. The goalies are approximately2.5" square.Use some scrap from you 1x3 to cut these pieces.Step 5Assembly
i · ·(1) Start by attaching the end pieces to the base. Fasten them with your favorite method.Make sure your hardboard is SMOOTH SIDE UP. Or else you will not have any fun playingnok hockey.You can glue them down with a strong adhesive like Gorilla Glue, but youll have to clamp it.Or you can use a bead of wood glue and then screw or nail from the bottom.(2) Attach the sides the same way.(3) Fasten the end piece into the side piece.Step 6Assembly Completion
iStep 4 - Attach corner pieces. Again, these can be fastened with glue, screws, or nails.Step 5 - Attach goalie pieces. Measure approximately 6" from each goal opening, and attach thegoalies to the board. Fasten with your favorite method.Step 7Stick and PuckiGet a small piece of hardwood for your sticks and pucks.I used poplar. I think it was a 4"x24" from the Home Depot.Sketch a good hockey stick shape, approximately 12" long, with a 3 to 4 inch bladeCut out with your jig saw. Use the one you cut out as a pattern for your second stick.For the puck, I used a 2.5" hole saw bit on my drill. It left the pilot hole in the middle, but itdoesnt affect performance.
Decorate your rink as you see fit, and have some fun!