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Life Size Jenga


aunes516
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Too bad there's not a mega-easy category for projects, because this would definitely fit. Our two friends were getting married and wanted a big Jenga game for everyone to be able to play at the reception, so to the hardware store I went. Since the game involves sliding these blocks out without knocking the tower over, you want to choose lumber that is as straight and planed as possible. Next, just cut the lumber into 10.5" sections with a saw. I used my circular saw, but any will do. The materials list provides you with enough blocks to have 18 layers to start the game, but you can modify this depending on how tall or short you want your stack. Next up is the sanding where you can take two approaches. You can either just smooth off the flat surfaces and call it a day, or you can go big and chamfer all your edges and corners. If you're just smoothing the surfaces, a random orbital sander will do just fine, but if you want nice rounded edges on your blocks you'll want to use a belt sander. Next step is to stack your pieces up and try not to knock the tower down!

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Life Size Jenga

by aunes516
Jul 08, 2015

Too bad there's not a mega-easy category for projects, because this would definitely fit. Our two friends were getting married and wanted a big Jenga game for everyone to be able to play at the reception, so to the hardware store I went. Since the game involves sliding these blocks out without knocking the tower over, you want to choose lumber that is as straight and planed as possible. Next, just cut the lumber into 10.5" sections with a saw. I used my circular saw, but any will do. The materials list provides you with enough blocks to have 18 layers to start the game, but you can modify this depending on how tall or short you want your stack. Next up is the sanding where you can take two approaches. You can either just smooth off the flat surfaces and call it a day, or you can go big and chamfer all your edges and corners. If you're just smoothing the surfaces, a random orbital sander will do just fine, but if you want nice rounded edges on your blocks you'll want to use a belt sander. Next step is to stack your pieces up and try not to knock the tower down!