About three weeks ago, I posted about giant Jenga - seems like all the rage now at several wineries and a brewery or two. Simple fun, perfect for summer! We decided to make a set for Highlands.
The above set was at Twisted X. I counted the blocks, found the wood at Home Depot, and headed over to have it cut while I did some milling around the store. There are lots of tutorials posted on Pinterest and such - basically I ended up with 39 blocks of 2x4 that were 10.5 inches long apiece.
The first two cuts were free, and after that there was a small charge. Worth it, I say, for not having to haul out the table saw in hot summer heat!
I have a couple of laundry baskets in the back of my car that I use to keep groceries from rolling around. I just piled the blocks into those for the trip home.
Then Hubby got to work sanding the edges.
It took him a while, but he also sanded off the printing on each one - we wanted a smooth and clear surface for people to doodle on!
Smooth boards also mean the blocks will slide against each other better.
And no one will get splinters!
I bought one of those large clear storage boxes for them to live in, and I ordered a set of multi-color Sharpies for us to graffiti our blocks with.
The Girl and Scout played the first game over the 4th of July weekend.
Watch out, Teddy!
I took this pic just before the stack came tumbling down! I see many more fun times at Highlands with our Jenga set. Now Hubby wants to make giant dice and dominoes!