When the only bowling alley in his town closed, this DIY’er could have sat around and complained about the loss of the community institution, but instead, he decided to take matters into his own hands. He turned his backyard into his own private bowling alley — and you won’t believe how he does it. Using a painstaking preparation process and trying things multiple times until they were exactly right, he created a fully functional bowling lane, complete with “automated” pins and a beautiful wood finish. This is one of those projects that, with some time and patience, anyone could do. See how it was created below, and don’t be surprise if you start making plans for one of your own.