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Wooden puzzle

Create this classic wooden tangram puzzle with a little bit of help from Resene.

Resene Toys and Games with Mark Rayner - Project 11

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need: Paintbrush, Paint stirrer, Pencil, Resene Aquaclear gloss, Resene Colorwood Enhance in Resene Red Brown, Piece of plywood, Ruler, Sandpaper, Saw

To get the look: Mark painted the table with Resene Lustacryl tinted to Resene Quarter Surrender.

Other ideas: Use MDF instead of plywood and paint the puzzle pieces with your favourite testpot colour, priming first with Resene Quick Dry.

Step 1
Step one
Use a ruler to mark out a square on the plywood measuring approximately 180mm x 180mm.
Step 2
Step two
Use the back of the saw, as shown, to ensure sides are at right angles, and then cut out the plywood square.
Step 3
Step three
Mark out the puzzle pieces onto the square of plywood, as shown, using a pencil and ruler.
Step 4
Step four
Carefully cut out the puzzle pieces using the saw.
Step 5
Step five
Smooth any rough edges with sandpaper.
Step 6
Step six
Add the Resene Colorwood Enhance to the Resene Aquaclear and stir well.
Step 7
Step seven
Apply one coat of the tinted Resene Aquaclear to the puzzle pieces, allowing two hours to dry.
Step 8
Step eight
Apply a second coat of the tinted Resene Aquaclear to the puzzle pieces. Again, allow two hours to dry.

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