Here's a simple project to make without the need for power tools.
This was lucky for me as, on the day I had the photographer coming to take the project's step-by-step photos, I hadn't even started.
The power was out all day from the recent storm that swept the country.
I wanted to keep in with the Football World Cup theme and use the football schedule the Herald on Sunday supplied, but for the life of me I couldn't find where I had put it.
All I could find was this small one to keep the family and me up-to-date with the results.
Using your World Cup schedule as a guide to gauge the size the MDF panel needs to be, measure and mark with the aid of a square and cut along the waste side of the pencil lines. Keep the board in proportion to the schedule. I made my board about 180mm at either end and about 160mm either side of the schedule.
With the board now cut to size, use sandpaper to smooth off and remove all the sharp edges.
Shake the spray paint, and spray the paint about 150-200mm away in a side-to-side motion, starting at the top working your way down.
Once the paint has dried, apply second and third coats.
Once the paint is dry, use a twist crayon or similar to mark out the centre line with the aid of a square, then tape the back of the schedule and fix it centrally to the board.
Now, mark out a border line around the edge of the board, and mark out for your goals -- remembering to keep the goals in proportion with the pitch.
Drill a 5mm hole in the top right or left corner, depending on which hand you write with, then cut the thread of the screw to length using a hack saw, before fixing the ball knob to the front.
Next, cut a long enough piece of flexible wire to wrap around the base of the knob and attach to a pen at the bottom of the pitch.
Fix double-sided mount strips to the corners and centre, making sure the back is dust-free.