simple is beautiful

Backyard Jenga DIY

Thursday, May 28, 2015

There's this great little brewery downtown that Mr. and I have grown to love.  They don't serve food. There aren't any TV screens.  Instead people talk and play games.  Cue the Cheers theme song.  Food trucks like Urban Street Grill and Bandito Burrito make weekly appearances.  Anyway, the other night we noticed people playing Jenga outside on the patio.  Not the kind you play on a table, but rather large Jenga played on the ground.


I immediately began google searching "big jenga" and quickly found options from Amazon & Etsy. They weren't cheap either.  We both thought it looked easy enough to make.  So we did.


We have had the best time with family and friends playing this game!  Even grandparents like it! This is a game for kids of all ages!  And believe me, nothing makes me happier than hearing the laughter of our sons and their friends in our backyard long after I've tucked myself in at night.


To make your very own backyard Jenga you will need:

Hand or circular saw
4 - 2" x 4" x 16' boards --->  (this makes 72 pieces which makes it more fun!)
Cut all boards into 10 1/2" pieces.
Sand to smooth out the splinters.  I used a palm sander.

You can find Jenga rules here.  Let me know if you try it.  Have fun!

9 comments:

  1. Rene I have always wanted to do this!! I love how humungous it turns out, how fun for the kids!!!! I am definitely adding this to my summer bucket list - thanks for sharing!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Let me know how it turns out Lisa. Sanding the boards took the longest, but was well worth the effort.

      Delete
  2. Rene, Love it! I'm a little hazy though on the board sizes you bought. Can you clarify how many 2 X 4's and the lengths. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sure, you need 4 - 2 x 4 x16 boards. Hope this helps.

      Delete
  3. How fun Rene! We are a big game playing family. Maybe I can have hubby cut the boards and I can sand them. How cute to see your mom playing. Thanks for sharing this!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I remember that first summer home after college- - what an incredible time in life. Enjoy the time with your whole family home!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Ava! It's fun seeing all the old friends together again. Such a great time!

      Delete

Thanks so much for stopping by! I love your comments and read each and every one. Your questions will be answered here or you can email me at rene.cottageandvine@gmail.com

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
DESIGNED BY ECLAIR DESIGNS