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    • mrsjprince

      Backyard Scrabble "I like areas of double use,” says Sacramento architect Kristy McAuliffe. A friend helped her make this 5-foot outdoor Scrabble board with scored concrete in a wood frame.

    • Jennifer Tucker

      Backyard Scrabble A homemade board game gives extra play to this patio "I like areas of double use," says Sacramento architect Kristy McAuliffe, and her 5-foot square Scrabble board rates at least a double-word score on the scale of inventive garden games. With the help of friend Keith Rogers, McAuliffe made a wood frame, then poured concrete and scored it into 3¾-inch squares separated by ¼-inch joints. After the concrete had cured for one month, she colored the squares using water... I love scrabble- how fun!

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