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Dart Board + Backing Recomendations?

I am looking for a nice dartboard. I am leaning towards electric that has the built in games since myself and anyone playing are total amateurs.


Also what are people using to back them to protect the surrounding walls? I have searched a few other threads and seen various things. MDF with cork seems to be common. I am looking for something that looks professional with as clean a look as possible.


What do you guys/gals suggest?

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I am looking for a nice dartboard. I am leaning towards electric that has the built in games since myself and anyone playing are total amateurs.


Also what are people using to back them to protect the surrounding walls? I have searched a few other threads and seen various things. MDF with cork seems to be common. I am looking for something that looks professional with as clean a look as possible.


What do you guys/gals suggest?
I used this http://www.homedepot.com/p/Heritage-...1003/204602282. Looks great.
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1/8" seems like it's not thick enough? Looks nice though.

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I guess it depends what your goals are. I have it adhered directly to drywall. You can’t see holes from more than a foot or so, and even then hard to see.
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GranBoard or Darts Connect. GranBoard is a little more expensive, but looks a little nicer I think and is a little higher quality. Both are designed to hook up to wifi and run through an app on phone or tablet and can be chromecasted to a TV. They are both online boards where you can play against other people that have the same board.
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I bought an Arachnid Ebristle Bullshooter 1000. I like that it keeps score, has a bunch of different game settings and can use metal tip or soft tip darts. The kids really like the heckler feature. I've read some bad reviews for this one, but so far I haven't had any issues.
I glued 1/2 inch thick cork to the wall for stray darts, and it looks really nice. I sealed the cork with 4 layers of polycryllic. The cork sheets I used tend to shed some dust, hopefully sealing it will cut down on that. It also made them a nice darker color. I adhered them to the drywall with liquid nails for panelling, it listed cork as one of the materials it could be used with.

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http://www.cleverbrand.com/default.aspx?CN=1BD087C0F7DB
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I have a Gran Board and really like it. I went to Home Depot and bought a piece of 1/2" rigid foam board and wrapped it with black felt from the fabric store, it turned out great.
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If you're a diy'er, for wall protection, you can do what I did - build a pallet wall. Virtually $0 material cost. I have steel tip darts.

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check out wizard dart boards.

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Dart Board + Backing Recomendations?

We use electric board with steel tips, works fine.

Our basement dartboard had cork around it, after a while it peeled slightly.
Put this pine board around it with my son as a project.


Used 3/4” wood strips for the Brad nails to attach to, those strips screwed to studs behind the drywall. Went up quickly.
Stained the pine boards before install.


Family fun nights ....

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We use electric board with steel tips, works fine.

Our basement dartboard had cork around it, after a while it peeled slightly.
Put this pine board around it with my son as a project.


Used 3/4” wood strips for the Brad nails to attach to, those strips screwed to studs behind the drywall. Went up quickly.
Stained the pine boards before install.


Family fun nights ....
Wow that's a great gameroom setup - how does the pine hold up to dart misses?
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Wow that's a great gameroom setup - how does the pine hold up to dart misses?


Thx, we stained it with Ipswich, honestly while there are the occasional dart miss I can’t see the few dimples at all, as the wood itself has grain and character it naturally hides them.


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We use electric board with steel tips, works fine.

Our basement dartboard had cork around it, after a while it peeled slightly.
Put this pine board around it with my son as a project.
Really good idea, much cleaner than cork.
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