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It is time to move outdoors to play games and have some summer fun! This washers game will provide hours of fun!
How to build a washers game
Supply list for washers game:
1 – 4′ x 4′ x 3/4″ plywood finished on one side
2 – 1″ x 2″ x 12′ pine board
1 package EZ Drain drain tile sock
1 – 30″ x 1″ piano hinge
6 – 4″ closet flange spacers
1 box #8 x 2″ flat phillips wood screws
24 – 1/2″ to 3/4″ drywall or wood screws
12 – 21/2″ washers
Drill with a #2 phillips screw bit and a 3/32″ drill bit for pilot holes
4″ hole saw
150 grit sandpaper
Once all the pieces have been cut, drill the 4″ holes in each of the 18″ x 36″ plywood pieces. Build two games for friendly competition!!
The 3 holes are placed 9″ from the edge and centered from the top down 7 1/2″, then 15 3/4″ from the top on center, and finally the third is 24″ from the top on center. Mark a small “x” where the edge measurement intersects with the measurement from the top. The center of this “x” is where you place the bit of the 4″ hole saw to cut out the holes. Be sure to go slow and steady so that the wood does not splinter. Lightly sand the holes once they have been cut out.
Apply trim to sides to create a finished edge. Mount the 1″ x 2″ flush with the finished side of the plywood. The edge pieces require 5 screws on each side and 3 screws along the top and bottom.
To help keep the wood from splitting, drill pilot holes before screwing in the trim pieces.
My Husband loves to use his DeWalt quick connect impact driver chuck so that the phillips head bit and the drill bit used to drill pilot holes can be interchanged quickly.
Now we are ready to complete the holes for the washers.
Cut EZ Drain mesh tube into 8 inch lengths. Sew along one end.
Pinch sewn end and sew across. Repeat for other side.
Turn inside out.
Pull the sock through the plastic flange spacer so the edge of the socks comes out to the edge of the flange and fits evenly around the flange. Center the sock and plastic flange around the plywood hole. Screw the flange tightly to the plywood. Be careful that the screws pass through the sock materical and don’t catch it and bunch up.
Measure where the hinged stand will fit by placing the 41/2″ block of 1″ x 2″ next to the edge of the trim at the top underneath side of the plywood board. Then place the plywood stand next to the 1″ x 2″ block, and finally place the 18″ x 1″ x 2″ piece tightly next to the plywood stand.
Fasten the 18″ x 1″ x 2″ piece onto the plywood board. Don’t forget to drill pilot holes on each side about an 1″ to 1 1/2″ from the outer edge.
Cut the 30″ piano hinge evenly in half with a hack saw. Put the plywood stand and the 1″ x 2″ block back in place and take the 15″ piano hinge and place it evenly along the 18″ x 1″ x 2″ board and plywood stand. Be sure the hinge is tight in the corner against each board. Screw along the hinge with the screws that were provided with the hinge.
The small block can be removed to allow the stand to fold, for easy storage.
Grab some washers and…
let the games begin!
Thanks, Lowe’s for challenging me to get outside and play! If you are looking for more fun ideas to enjoy the outdoors, Lowe’s has all the tools you need to be creative. Check out their Lowe’s Creative Ideas blog and be inspired! You can find Lowe’s Creative Ideas on Facebook and don’t forget to pick up a FREE Subscription to Lowe’s Creative Ideas Magazine. Their magazine is fabulous!
As always my DIY supplies are from my go-to store Lowes. Thanks, Lowes for sponsoring this post!