Plan & Dimensions to Build a Temporary Gaga Pit at Home

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Gaga is a version of a dodgeball, also known as Israeli dodgeball, where players compete in a pit with five, six or eight sides. The rules are also different from regular dodgeball, with one of the main rules being that players can't throw or carry the ball, but rather they must hit it with their hand or first. To play Gaga you need a Gaga pit, which is built with eight sides.

Items you will need

  • Four 4 by 4 by 10 posts

  • 24, 2 by 12 by 10 walls

  • 200, 3-inch galvanized framing nails

  • 96, 3-inch lag bolts

  • 8 stakes

  • String

  • Hammer or nail gun

  • Saw

  • Shovel

  • Protractor

  • Measuring tape

Cut all four of the 4 by 4 by 10 posts in half so you now have 8 posts.

Cut a 45-degree angle that is one to two inches in length on one of the corners of each of the 8 posts.

Plant a stake in the ground. Measure a diagonal spot 10 feet away from that, plant another stake and connect those two stakes using string. Measure a spot that is 10 feet away, vertically, from the last stake you put in the ground. Place a stake in the ground and connect it to the previous stake, using string. Keep doing this until you make a complete octagon shape that forms the outline of your Gaga pit.

Dig a hole 24 inches deep and 8 inches wide at each spot where you put down a stake.

Place a post in each hole, with the 45-degree corner lining up with where a diagonal wall is going -- it should line up with the areas of the pit where stakes are connected with diagonal string. Approximately 36 inches of the post should be above ground. Fill in the area around the post and pack the dirt tight.

Cut a 45-degree angle that is about an inch long on each end of the 24, 2 by 12 by 10 walls.

Attach the wall boards to the posts, using framing nails. Use several nails, such as three to five, to attach each board to the post. Each wall has three boards stacked on top of each other -- the 2-inch sides of the boards are on top of each other. Line up the walls so the 45-degree angle of the boards fit together with the 45-degree angle of the posts.

Secure all the walls further by using countersunk lag bolts, four for each board -- two for each end of the board that connects to the post.