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DIY lawn games: Make your own giant checkers

A game of checkers has never looked bigger or brighter than when it has been given a bold Resene Colorwood Apollo Blue and Resene Half Black White checkerboard colour scheme. Checkers – or draughts – is easier to play than chess. Each player gets 12 counters, which they place on the green squares on the board. They can then move their counters diagonally into empty spaces, and the goal is to capture an opponent’s piece by jumping over it. The first person to capture all their opponent’s pieces wins.

You will need:

Step 1. Stain the plywood square in Resene Colorwood. Wipe away any excess stain with a rag or cloth.

Step 2. Create a border 60mm wide with the masking tape. Use the tape to create a grid of squares equally spaced apart, from top to bottom and left to right. There should be four squares along each line. Each square on the board measures 110mm.

Step 3. Paint the squares in a contrasting colour. Once dry, remove the masking tape.

Step 4. Repeat step 3, except this time covering the painted squares.

Step 5. Once completely dry remove all masking tape and wipe away any remaining chalk before applying Resene Aquaclear to seal the checkerboard.

Step 6. To make the counters, apply Resene StainLock to the jar lids. Paint the lids in in two different

colours – 12 of each.

Top tip: When you’re not playing the game outdoors, store it inside to help it keep looking good for longer.

You’re ready to play!

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Published on Sep 28, 2021

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