Project Overview

We’ve transformed an unused corner of this backyard into a fun children’s playground with a pirate ship sandpit, hopscotch court, blackboard and freshly laid turf. It’s easy to do and will make your kids want to be outdoors all day long.
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How to measure equal spacing between screws

If you don’t have a square or spacer, this handy trade secret will help you drill evenly spaced screws every time. Measure and mark where you want the screws to go on the top and bottom of the timber. Draw four straight lines with a builders pencil, and use your finger as the straight edge. Then, mark the corners and drill in your screws. Perfectly spaced and so easy to do.

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