A month or two ago, Bernadette, one of our facilitators, suggested a project to make a large draughts board for the garden. She asked me, would I like to design and paint the draughts board and I agreed.
Bernadette made the draughts board and base, from a recycled pallet. The first thing I had to do was to sand the board and base with an electric sander. I then got to work on measuring and marking out the draughts board. Using masking tape, I then started to paint in the black squares only, having decided to leave the white squares the colour of the wood.
When I had finished painting the black squares on the board, I then used masking tape to section off the board, to begin work on the border and frame. I decided to paint the border cream and the frame brown. Having completed the painting of the draughts board, I then painted the base for the board brown.
When I had completed the painting of the draughts and base, all that was left to do was to varnish the both of them, which I then did. I hope everyone will enjoy using the draughts board as much as I did making it.