Fun for outdoor parties, family reunions, and other gatherings, a large, “life-sized” Giant Jenga yard game set will provide hours of entertainment for a reasonable cost and a little effort.
These instructions will yield a Jenga set with 18 rows that have three pieces laid next to each other (a total of 54 pieces). For instructions on how to set up the game and rules for playing, click HERE
- 5 pieces of 2×4 Kiln Dried Cedar Decking 10’ Long
- Chop Saw
- Tape Measure
- Belt Sander (or hand sanding pad)
- Safety equipment including Glasses, Ear Plugs, etc
Cost for the Cedar Decking: Approximately $50
Measure once! Start by creating a jig for the Chop Saw by taking an 8 or 10-foot scrap piece of material and clamping it to the saw. Have at least a foot of the scrap piece go past the saw blade.
To create the jig, measure 10 1/2 inches from the saw blade and screw a block into the scrap piece that the edge is 10 1/2 inches from the saw blade. By butting the end of the board into the block each time, you will be cutting a perfect 10 ½” piece each time. Next, set the depth setter on the saw to allow it to cut only through the 2×4 and not through the scrap piece of material that you clamped to the saw.
Cut the Western Red Cedar deck boards into 54 pieces. Do be sure to check the block occasionally to ensure it hasn’t been bumped from the 10 ½” you set it away from the saw blade.
We recommend using Kiln Dried, Western Red Cedar Radius Edge Decking to help ensure the material slides nicely without catching when the game is in play. A good sanding will also help with this. We used a belt sander, but hand sanding with a block covered with fine-grit sandpaper would also work fine.
Since we are using the Jenga sets we build as an auction item to help raise funds for our local non-profits, we brand the pieces with our name and logo. Our Jenga sets are ONLY available at auctions/fundraisers that we donate to.
We do post on our Facebook page when an opportunity arises.
Branding irons can be obtained from our friends at Custom Branding Irons. It is a great way to add that special touch to a woodworking project.
Now the set is ready to play!
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