Still having Scrabulous withdrawal pains? In need of a little sun? Perhaps you should do what Jane and Keith Crane did: build an 8-foot Scrabble board in your backyard.
The board was made from 225 pavers laid in a bed of sand. The bonus squares were then painted in the proper colors.
Letter tiles were made from craft-store wood plaques. During games, they are spread face down across the grass.
Shelves found a second life when they were reconfigured to make tile racks. Game pieces got a coat of polyurethane to protect them from the elements.
The size of the game means people have to get out of their seats to play.