Golf Ball Display Case

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thecreativemom added on 11/30/2019

This golf ball display case is the perfect handmade gift! It measures 18 1/2" x 15 1/2" and has room to display 35 golf balls. This is a beginner build, although it does require a little bit of precision. It is something you could easily tackle in a weekend.


Follow the steps below to complete this project.


Build Frame

Cut 2- 14" 1x3 boards. Drill pocket holes in each end of both boards. Cut 2- 18 1/2" 1x3 boards. Secure the 14" boards to the 18 1/2" boards with 1 1/4" pocket hole screws and wood glue to make a frame.


Add top board

A 1- 14" 1x3 to the underside of the top board with wood glue and either 1 1/4" pocket hole screws or 1 1/2" brad nails.


Drill tee holes in shelf boards

Cut 5- 14" 1x3's. Using a 7/32" drill bit, drill a hole in the center of the board, then drill every 2 inches, working your way outward toward the ends of the board. See diagram. Please note: You may want to test drill bit sizes, based on the size of your tees. We found that 7/32" worked well for a standard golf tee. The Kreg shelf pin jig would work to help you keep your spacing, and make sure you drilled straight holes.


Attach Shelves

Attach the horizontal shelves to the vertical frame pieces using wood glue and either 1 1/4" pocket hole screws or 1 1/2" brad nails. Leave 2 1/2" between each shelf. Hint: Use a scrap 1x3 piece as a jig to keep your shelves spaced evenly.


Finish Shelf

Add decorative trim, if desired. Fill holes, sand, and either stain or paint your shelves.


Add Golf Tees

Cut your tees down to 3/4". We built a little jig so we could cut a lot of tees at once, and make sure they were all cut evenly. Once the tees are cut, dip them in a little wood glue and secure them into the holes on your shelves.


Add Backing

This step is optional. If you want backing on your shelf, cut a piece of 1/4" plywood, and secure it to the back with wood glue and brad nails.

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Materials Required:

Wood Products:

(2) 1x3, 96", Board  
(1) 1/4" Thick, Quarter Sheet, Plywood  


(35) 1 1/4" pocket hole screws  
(50) 1 1/2" brad nails  
(35) Standard Golf Tees  

Parts/Cut List:

(3) Horizontal frame pieces, 14" 1x3's  
(5) Horizontal shelves, 14" 1x3's  
(2) Vertical frame pieces, 18 1/2" 1x3's  

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