Backyard Dominoes

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Backyard dominoes can be fun for the whole family. This project can be made for less than $100 and rates as a 2 on my DIYer skill level (with 10 being the hardest).

What you will need:

Seven 8-foot lengths of 5/4 decking wood.

One quart of (dark walnut colored) MinWax stain/sealer.

One pint of white Rust-Oleum (white) paint.

One quart clear sealer.

How to make your dominoes:

1- Cut the decking wood into 28, 11-inch pieces.

2- Sand all edges smooth.

3- Apply two coats of stain to both sides and edges.

4- Paint your dots on your pieces using the white paint. (If you need a list of the dots, you can find it online or email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

5- Apply two coats of clear sealer.

Storage bin:

To build a storage bin for your dominoes, you will need an additional two, 8-foot lengths of 5/4 decking wood.

1- Cut three pieces of 42-inch lengths of decking wood.

2- Cut two pieces of 10-inch lengths of decking wood.

3- Nail two of the 42-inch pieces for the sides to the 10-inch pieces (as shown in the photo).

4- Nail the bottom piece in. You will have space, center it to allow for drainage (if left outside).

5- Stain and clearcoat (as you did with the dominoes).

Now you’re ready to have fun!

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