Smart Turf: Building a Set of Base Anchors
Don’t use coffee cans as base anchors. Round anchors have a better likelihood of spinning while in the ground. Instead, you can easily construct your own square ones. Here is a simple step-by-step method for building a set of base anchors.
- Base anchors
- Duct tape
- Tape measure
- Circular saw
- Scrap lumber- 2×4
Cut the scrap lumber into 8 to 12-inch pieces and build a simple square form. Keep in mind this is not cabinet grade carpentry.
Tape the bottom of the anchors while mixing the QUICKRETE. Using a scrap piece of plywood as a base, place an anchor in each form.
After the QUICKRETE cures (no more than 4 hours) remove the forms. Now, you have a new set of base anchors.
Download our Smart Turf printable for all these steps on one handy sheet.