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Stilts

These easy-to-make stilts are perfect for some outdoor summer fun.

Resene Toys and Games with Mark Rayner - Project 13

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need: Tape measure, 50mm x 50mm timber cut to two 1.8m lengths, 50mm x 100mm timber cut into two 140mm pieces, 100mm nails, Hammer, Paintbrush, Paint stirrer, Pencil, Resene Quick Dry, Resene Lustacryl tinted to Resene California, PVA glue, Sandpaper, Saw

To get the look: Mark stained the background deck with Resene Kwila Timber Stain.

Other ideas: These timber stilts could also be stained with any colour from the Resene Woodsman penetrating oil stain range.

Step 1
Step one
Measure and mark the timber to the lengths listed above.
Step 2
Step two
Using the pencil lines as a guide, cut the timber to the lengths marked.
Step 3
Step three
Smooth any rough edges with sandpaper.
Step 4
Step four
Position each of the ‘footholds’, as shown, approximately 500mm from the base of each stilt ‘upright’. Fix with nails and PVA glue. Allow glue to dry.
Step 5
Step five
Apply one coat of Resene Quick Dry to the stilts, allowing two hours to dry.
Step 6
Step six
Carefully stir the Resene Lustacryl with a paint stirrer.
Step 7
Step seven
Apply one coat of Resene California to the stilts and allow two hours to dry.
Step 8
Step eight
Apply a second coat of Resene California to the stilts and allow two hours to dry.

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