How to build a D.I.Y. outdoor playground

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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.

How to measure equal spacing between screws
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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.

Before & after the makeover

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Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint Test.
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