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#31 Timastyle

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Posted 12 May 2016 - 10:51 AM

Joneser - I built my own putting green based off of your thread here and even used the Camry trunk liner (same ebay seller).  Mine is 4'x just under 12' as I didn't take into account the actual size of the 2x4 when doing my engineering.  In any case, how is your liner holding up?  While my overall craftsmanship isn't the greatest (you can see the joint where I had to mate the 4'x8' and 4'x4' plywood and has now progressively become uneven where it was previously pretty darn close), the felt seems to wad up like a hairball quite a bit.  Have you had this issue as well and have you figured out a fix for it?  Between that and the fact that it's a pain to vacuum anything out of it (mine is my detached garage that gets a lot of dust/debris on it, I almost wish I went with an artificial turf.  The ball rolls smooth and fast though on it.


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Posted 12 May 2016 - 11:40 AM

View PostTimastyle, on 12 May 2016 - 10:51 AM, said:

Joneser - I built my own putting green based off of your thread here and even used the Camry trunk liner (same ebay seller).  Mine is 4'x just under 12' as I didn't take into account the actual size of the 2x4 when doing my engineering.  In any case, how is your liner holding up?  While my overall craftsmanship isn't the greatest (you can see the joint where I had to mate the 4'x8' and 4'x4' plywood and has now progressively become uneven where it was previously pretty darn close), the felt seems to wad up like a hairball quite a bit.  Have you had this issue as well and have you figured out a fix for it?  Between that and the fact that it's a pain to vacuum anything out of it (mine is my detached garage that gets a lot of dust/debris on it, I almost wish I went with an artificial turf.  The ball rolls smooth and fast though on it.

Mine is holding up perfect.  The MDF was screwed and glued in many places so it isnt going anywhere.  I also don't have any seems so that is another bonus.  I have not had any issues with the carpet but I dont run a vacuum over it or anything like that.  My son has used it to sit on while playing video games and we have not seen any changes in the surface.  I do wear shoes on it too so its certainly not like its babied.  The only regret I have is how heavy this thing is.  Its hard to move but if I would have used less wood it would not be so sturdy so there is a trade off.
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#33 Timastyle

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Posted 12 May 2016 - 03:33 PM

I've only vacuumed once and the primary reason I did was that it was wadding up. Well that and the debris.

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Posted 26 May 2016 - 03:24 PM

I have the Camry carpet I just need to fine the time to build the damn thing

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Posted 30 May 2016 - 06:05 PM

Everytime I look at these DIY putting greens I get upset I bought a birdie ball and didn't just make one myself. All of them look way better and feel like they will roll truer.


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Posted 30 May 2016 - 08:17 PM

Very nice thank you for posting this!
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Posted 01 June 2016 - 11:49 AM

I've been working on a similar project. Didn't know about this carpet so thanks for the heads up

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Posted 01 June 2016 - 12:14 PM

Haha.. even the wife has an opinion with our toys! that is a great
about a carpet in garage with a putting disc... You'd have to give me strokes on your course

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 04:04 PM

A year later and I still haven't made this. I still have the carpet ready and waiting

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 04:43 PM

View PostJ_Birdie, on 06 March 2016 - 08:31 AM, said:

I wish I was handy and could build something badass like this.

If I recall correct, you live in the Austin area.  I am giving mine away since we sold our house.  We can number the pieces before breaking it down and you can just screw it back together.  As long as you have a truck, it's yours!

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 06:25 PM

View PostThug Hunter, on 09 May 2017 - 04:43 PM, said:

View PostJ_Birdie, on 06 March 2016 - 08:31 AM, said:

I wish I was handy and could build something badass like this.

If I recall correct, you live in the Austin area.  I am giving mine away since we sold our house.  We can number the pieces before breaking it down and you can just screw it back together.  As long as you have a truck, it's yours!
If he doesn't want it I will take it in a heartbeat. Ive got a truck and Im ready and motivated to get it out of your house.

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 08:45 PM

View Post* J Y *, on 09 May 2017 - 06:25 PM, said:

View PostThug Hunter, on 09 May 2017 - 04:43 PM, said:

View PostJ_Birdie, on 06 March 2016 - 08:31 AM, said:

I wish I was handy and could build something badass like this.

If I recall correct, you live in the Austin area.  I am giving mine away since we sold our house.  We can number the pieces before breaking it down and you can just screw it back together.  As long as you have a truck, it's yours!
If he doesn't want it I will take it in a heartbeat. Ive got a truck and Im ready and motivated to get it out of your house.

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 10:30 PM

Great thread!  But I wonder how well these will do with 300 pounds?

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 12:05 PM

Any reason why you went with two pieces of MDF?  Do you think a single piece of 1/2" would be okay?  was this more for getting the right height built up or for the stiffness you wanted?  Just thinking of how to save some weight

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 04:57 PM

Could someone pm me the email address of the member with the carpet?    Thanks!


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Posted 25 November 2017 - 11:12 PM

Just picked up an 8x12 (actually 13 feet but they charged me for 12) piece of Global Syn-Turf from Menards. Price was around $50 ($.69/sq ft).

I laid it down over carpeting and it Stimps at 88. I have no doubt it will run faster when it is perfectly flat and on a more solid surface. Do you recommend using a thin dense pad (foam gym mat tiles, perhaps) underneath, to add some cushion?

Edited by dxdgenert, 28 November 2017 - 08:47 PM.

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 08:32 AM

Nice project.

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 08:41 AM

I cant imagine any one sell camry carpet in bulk
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Posted 10 December 2017 - 09:12 AM

I thought this was going to be something else. The professional at my old club did a significant indoor putting green in his basement. He actually had someone drill 4 1/4 inch holes in his concrete floors and layers down Fine AstroTurf. Massive green.

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 09:32 AM

Have been using this thread as a reference to build one of these. Purchased the carpet from the eBay store(Spent $150 for two 10' rolls) and noticed the return address referenced a website.
Definitely cheaper to buy it from them direct. Wish I knew before as it would have been $68 for the same thing including shipping on there site :angry22:

Anyways I figured I would add the direct URL here. Hopefully it saves someone some money in the future.


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Posted 20 April 2018 - 05:39 PM

Wow Great work!

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Posted 21 April 2018 - 11:19 AM

View Postdekim, on 20 April 2018 - 09:32 AM, said:

Have been using this thread as a reference to build one of these. Purchased the carpet from the eBay store(Spent $150 for two 10' rolls) and noticed the return address referenced a website.
Definitely cheaper to buy it from them direct. Wish I knew before as it would have been $68 for the same thing including shipping on there site :angry22:

Anyways I figured I would add the direct URL here. Hopefully it saves someone some money in the future.
So, using your link, what is the exact item of the "Toyota" trunk carpet?
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Posted 21 April 2018 - 11:56 PM

Hi - the three items on the exact page I linked are the same as the eBay store here.
The eBay item details ask you to specify which of the three colors you would like at checkout.

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Posted 22 April 2018 - 12:46 PM

View Postdekim, on 21 April 2018 - 11:56 PM, said:

Hi - the three items on the exact page I linked are the same as the eBay store here.
The eBay item details ask you to specify which of the three colors you would like at checkout.
It looks to be a substantial savings, going through the website... $100 vs $40! I posted earlier in some threads that I had some turf from Menards but that may end of being used for a hitting mat, now.
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Posted 22 April 2018 - 02:10 PM

I built mine last fall and I can attest the trunk liner/speaker box liner is hella fast. Like 12'+ stimp. I had to buy a different carpet to slow it down, glued it ontop and now it's closer to 10, possibly a shade under. More realistic for my average courses in the local area.

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Posted 24 April 2018 - 06:09 PM

This looks like a project my father in law and I can tackle, he's a big woodworker. As a bonus I know someone in the carpet fitting business so I am sure I can find an offcut at around 10-11 stimp from him.

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Posted 25 April 2018 - 12:16 PM

This is fantastic... great work!

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Posted 25 April 2018 - 12:38 PM

I like the way you did this. I'm now thinking about making a frame for my 4 x 12' birdie ball green.
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Posted 25 April 2018 - 04:38 PM

These are sick putting green projects!!

Alas, my wife would never let me do this. :busted_cop:

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Posted 25 April 2018 - 10:37 PM

My green has really grooved my stroke for 10-11' stimp, too bad the spring greens in Wisconsin are running at low at 6-7ish. Cant wait for course management to take shape and quicken these up. My stroke is all outta sorts on these furry floors. Sticky putter take away too, bad confidence today and yesterday on the greens. Winter practice and fast course only, really messes with your speed. I had a 45 footer that I barely got halfway for my first hole, the first time out. Not practice putting didn't help either, but it was a wake up call nonetheless.

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