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Project by clieb91 posted 09-10-2016 01:50 PM 1740 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

No idea what is up with the pics. Tried several things to get them the proper orientation.

But besides that, last weekend was our annual cul-de-sac party and I have been wanting to make an oversized jenga game for a while now. Seemed like the perfect time. Started out with 8 of the straightest 2×4s I could find. As shown in the third pic I was able to get the initial stack to 36” high. The final one after sanding and looking over a few of the pieces more carefully was around 32”.

The family and neighbors had a blast playing with it and we pulled it out last night when my nieces visited. Have noticed that some of the pieces are drying out over the course of the week and a few small splits have started. I did not do any finish on the pieces as I built it last Sunday morning and the party was that night. As you can imagine a fairly simple project, just glad I have my benchtop sander. Sanding all of those pieces any other way would have taken even longer.

Thanks for looking.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#1 posted 09-10-2016 02:01 PM

Holy Jenga. Looks like a real blast. Cool idea.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 09-20-2016 12:12 AM


-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#3 posted 09-10-2016 04:27 PM

Great project! How many pieces are needed to be correct?

Salvage 2 by 4s are usually straighter than the “new” ones are.

I have been asked to do one of these by the neighbor, just have not done it yet.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#4 posted 09-10-2016 04:38 PM

I guess that you have taken the pictures with a cellphone. When you take a image with a phone in portrait position (holding the phone upright),you don’t make a image that is in it’s natural position. The natural position of an image is on the long side, and that’s the way the forum will place it when you upload it.

That’s why the images is’nt shown the right way.

-- Knappen aka Ole - I have to try everything at least once.

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#5 posted 09-10-2016 04:41 PM

To get the picture upright you have to resize it. Very easy to do with the PAINT program. Many ways to do it but that what |I use as it is very simple for an older person. great game.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#6 posted 09-11-2016 12:33 AM

Looks like a fun project.

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#7 posted 09-11-2016 02:34 AM

Thanks All and a special thank to HTL.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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