Oak Kubb Set (Best Yard Game Ever)

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Project by RHans47 posted 09-09-2015 03:43 PM 11443 views 33 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first kubb set (out of fir) took a beating over the years so last summer I built a new set out an oak 4×4 with poplar dowels. Stained with a mahogany Danish Oil. Love my King (big piece similar to the 8-ball in pool) re-design as previously the points of his “crown” have gotten busted off. This King is ready for battle! Feels great to throw and fun to play with a heavier set. Great game!

Check out the rules at

-- WoodChux Iowa -

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#1 posted 09-09-2015 10:26 PM

I recently discovered Kubb and made myself a set from fir as well. I can tell it will take a beating and isn’t as weighty as my friend’s maple set that introduced me to the game, but everyone playing the game is equally affected by the differences so it’s still a fair game. I figure, like you, if we play it enough to really ding up all the pieces beyond acceptance then it will be worth it to make a hardwood set. I had planned to cut a crown into my king but hadn’t gotten around to it yet, now that you mention the points getting knocked off, I might try something more like your design – looks great!

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#2 posted 09-10-2015 12:25 AM

Very nice looking set. I was introduced to this game a few years back from my father-in-law and ever since then I’ve wanted to build a set of my own. I love this game. What’s great is the whole family and anyone that plays it loves it too, including the kids.

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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Kaleb the Swede

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#3 posted 09-10-2015 02:40 AM

That is a great game. Played it over in Sweden with my family. Always wanted to make a set. Great job

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#4 posted 09-10-2015 06:23 AM

That’s a great looking set. I imagine it will last countless years switching over to a harder wood. Did you use a router for the edges?

-- learning through saw dust and splinters

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#5 posted 09-11-2015 12:05 PM

Looks great!

I have never heard of this game but will definitely look into it now that I watched the animated instructions. It should be fun and it doesn’t look hard to make.

-- Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. -Ephesians 6:10-11

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#6 posted 09-13-2015 04:35 PM

Great game and very nice job! We have two sets we use at family events and reunions and 4H camps!

-- Dennis, WV

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