How to Install a Dartboard Cabinet

By Patrick Cameron

Shooting darts is a great social way to blow off some steam. With games like 301, Cricket and Baseball, you can play darts for hours and never play the same way twice. If you have a downstairs bar, a dart cabinet adds a touch of class to the area and is fairly easy to mount.

Installation With a Hanger

Use a stud finder to locate the stud running vertically behind the drywall. Once you find the stud, mark it anywhere from five to six feet high so you know where that stud is in close relation to where the dartboard will be hanging.

Measure up the stud 5 feet, 8 inches; mark the wall where the dartboard needs to be centered. The center of the bull's-eye should sit at exactly 5 feet, 8 inches high.

Check the back of the dartboard cabinet for a hanger.

Drill the screw into the stud.

Hang the cabinet and double check the height of the board.

Installation Without a Hanger

Remove the dartboard from the cabinet.

Drill a hole through the back of the cabinet in the same location as where the center of the bull's-eye is.

Find the 5-foot, 8-inch mark on the wall.

Using the drill, put your screw through the back of the pre-drilled hole in the cabinet and into the stud in the wall.

Rehang the dartboard and check the height.

Tip

Five feet, 8 inches is regulation height for the center of the bull's-eye. How far above or below this mark the actual cabinet fits depends on the size of the cabinet and how the board sits inside in relation to the cabinet.

Before drilling a screw into the stud, make sure the head of the screw fits tightly in the hanger clip on the back of the cabinet.

Warning

If you are installing the cabinet without a hanger clip, you may need a washer around your screw between the screwhead and the back of the cabinet wall to fully secure the board.

About the Author

Patrick Cameron is a freelance writer with 10 years of diverse experience in consumer goods branding, promotions and retail communications. He works out of his home in Denver, Colo. He received his Bachelor of Arts in mass communication from the University of Minnesota.