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Create a Backyard Play Space

These projects can help you turn a boring backyard into the ultimate play area.

Materials

  • 2x4 boards
  • 2x6 boards
  • 2x8 boards
  • gravel
  • 3 hinges
  • screws
  • wooden stakes
  • washers
  • 2x12 boards
  • spray paint
  • wood shims
  • landscape fabric
  • pea gravel
  • galvanized screws
  • 2x8 pressure-treated boards
  • lumber
  • 4x4 posts
  • premixed cement
  • 3" galvanized decking screws
  • landscaping staples
  • rope
  • fast-drying cement
  • joist hangers
  • boulders
  • 4x6 timbers
  • 3/8" x 5" carriage bolts
  • 1-1/2" hardwood dowels
  • swing
  • kid-safe sand
  • decking material
  • pressure-treated 2x4s
  • 1" galvanized pipe
  • Liquid Nails construction adhesive
  • marine rope

Tools

  • gloves
  • measuring tape
  • safety glasses
  • screw gun
  • spade bit
  • chalk line
  • circular saw
  • drill
  • hammer
  • hammer tacker
  • jigsaw
  • level
  • miter saw
  • palm sander
  • post hole digger
  • router
  • sander
  • shovel
  • utility knife
  • cleats
  • tarp
  • ladders
  • metal rake
  • drill bit
  • stapler
  • ratchet and socket set
  • driver bit
  • 1/2" round-over bit for router
  • electric drill with screwdriver attachment
  • Optional: posthole digger

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