Step 9: Plant the flag

family building a fort
Photo: Wendell T. Webber
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Make a flag from a piece of cloth, painting or sewing on your favorite design.

Using a hacksaw, cut a 5-foot section of PVC pipe. Thread thin wire through the left edge of your flag and drop the wire at the top corner into the end of the pipe. Use a pipe cap to hold it in place. Wrap the bottom wire around the pipe.

Drill a -inch hole through the top brace in a front corner and another halfway through the bottom brace directly below it. Slide the flagpole through the top hole to rest in the bottom hole. Now you’re ready to man (or woman) your fort!
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    Tools List

    • 100-foot tape measure
      Tape measure
    • jigsaw
      Jigsaw
    • speed square
      Combination square
    • hand saw
      Handsaw
    • drill
      Drill/driver with -inch and 1-inch spade bits
    • safety glasses
      Safety glasses
    • hacksaw
      Hacksaw

    Shopping List

    1. 4-foot-high stockade fencing
    (four sections at least 5 feet long)

    2. One 8-foot 2x4

    3. One 8-foot 2x3

    4. 2-foot-square section of ½-inch pressure-treated plywood

    5. Eight L-brackets
    (4 inches by 1 inch)

    6. 1-inch deck screws 7. 3½-inch deck screws

    8. 5 feet of ½-inch PVC pipe

    9. PVC pipe cap

    10. Two 3½-inch door hinges

    11. Flag

    12. Wire