Game, set, match. If you’re in charge of hosting the beer pong table tournament – or are just looking for extracurricular activities to keep your partiers busy during a regular weekend get together – then it’s time to make your own beer pong table. Fortunately, this is a DIY project that can be completed in an afternoon and for dirt cheap, which means extra cash for the actual beer, or your pocket. Here’s how to make a beer pong table on the cheap.

Step 1: The table – Hit up your local home improvement store and head to the lumber section. Ask if they have any extra pieces of plywood lying around, maybe a large leftover scrap, or just find the cheapest piece of wood that’s about 8 feet by 4 feet. There isn’t really a regulation size, so just get close and you should be fine.

Cost: $18

Step 2: The set up – Now, find a nice flat table-height surface to put the beer pong surface on top of – most people use either a folding table or dining table. The weight of the wood alone should hold it in place, but don’t let anyone who has had a few too many jump on top of the beer pong table for any dancing. Cost: 10 minutes of your time.

Step 3: Set the lines – Duct or masking tape, hopefully something you already have lying around the house, will work perfectly for making beer pong table lines. All you need is one line through the middle – your “net” – and two lines about a foot away from each edge to designate an out of bounds territory.

Cost: Sunk cost if you already own the tape – otherwise $2.50

Step 4: Waterproofing – Spilled beer is part of the beer pong game, so you’ll be better off if you just protect your plywood board so it can easily be used again and again. The cheapest way to do this is to not care and do nothing – but for a few bucks you can buy a waterproofing spray or paint and protect he surface.

Cost: $10

Step 5: Get your play on – Now you’re good to go, just set up and start playing.

Total Cost: About $30