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In this Instructable I"ll display you exactly how to build a quick and easy gigantic Jenga set and a carrying instance that doubles as a communication to pat the game. It"s a really simple build and can even be excellent with limited tools. Huge Jenga is super funny to play and lots of fun at parties.

Materials needed

1. 6 8 foot 2x4"s and also either 1/2 inch or 3/4 inch plywood because that the case2. Sand paper3. Boiled linseed oil4. Hardware because that the door (small hinges, and a door clasp)5. 1 5/8 inch wood screws6. Hardwood glue7. Hardwood stain (optional)8. Finish for outside of crate (lacquer, polyurethane, etc., additionally optional)


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Step 1: Measure and Cut the 2x4's


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Jenga is played with 54 pieces. 1 block demands to be as lengthy as 3 blocks are wide. The first layer is 3 block laid next to side, followed by an additional layer of 3 that space turned 90 degrees and placed on top of the ahead row. After every the blocks room stacked you"ll end up through a tower that"s 18 layers tall.

I started by laying 3 2x4"s side by side and measuring the width. 2x4"s are actually 3 1/2 inches large instead that 4 inches. You"ll get a measure of 10 1/2 inches

I used my miter witnessed to reduced all the pieces. I set up a prevent block 10 1/2 inches native the blade and also went to town cutting castle up.


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Step 2: stack the Pieces and Measure for the Case


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You have the right to stack the pieces however you"d like to in order to measure up for a case. I made decision to ridge mine 6 piece side through side, 2 pieces behind that finish to end, and stacked up till I ran the end of blocks. The dimensions I got were 21 inches wide, 14 inches deep, and also 10 1/2 inches tall. I included 1 1/2 inches to the length and 1 customs to the height and also width. This will provide me a little wiggle room inside and also some space for my finger to fit in the holes I will be cutting as handles in each finish of the case.


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Step 3: reduced Out the pieces for the delivering Case


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I began by ripping down a item of plywood I had actually to 16 1/2 inches broad for the top and bottom pieces. I went with 16 1/2 inches broad because this is the initial 14 inch measurement +1 customs for the extra an are on the inside, and also 1 1/2 inches because that the width of the 2 side pieces. I reduced this larger piece in to 2 smaller sized pieces for the top and bottom the were both 24 inches long.

The 2 side pieces were both cut to 11 1/2 inch tall and also 15 customs wide.

The earlier piece was cut to 11 1/2 inch tall and also 24 inch long. Because that the front item I reduced a piece that was 24 inches lengthy also, but I reduced two 4 inch sections off each end. The two 4 customs sections will certainly go in ~ each end of the front and the center piece will certainly act together the door.


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Step 4: Layout and also Cut the Carrying situation Handles


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For the layout that the handles I first found the center allude of both the left and right side boards. Indigenous the center I measure 3 inches in every direction, marked 2 lines, measured down 4 inches indigenous the optimal and marked a line throughout the board, measure up 2 inches down from the optimal and marked another line across.

For the handle I very first laid the end a rectangle the was focused on each of the side boards 6 inch wide, 2 inches tall, and 2 inches down from the optimal of the board. I significant a center line horizontally throughout the rectangle and significant a allude 1 customs in from every side. These points will certainly act as center marks for the feet that will be drilled

Using a 2 inch forstner little bit I drilled 2 feet in each plank on the 2 center points I significant on the rectangle that were 1 inch in from the end.

Once the holes room drilled I cut along the outside lines the the rectangle v my jig saw and also connected the 2 holes to make one huge handle feet in every of the boards.

I sanded the insides of the holes through my oscillating spindle sander and rounded the edge of the feet over with a 1/4 customs rounder little in my router.


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Step 5: assemble the Box, use Finish, and also Install Hardware


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This action is semi optional, but I"d highly recommend it. You deserve to play the video game without sanding and also oiling the blocks however they have tendency to it is in a little rough and sticky which renders it tough to play.

I sanded each block on mine belt sander through a 120 grit belt. I also put a slim round end on every of the edges of the ends.

After ns sanded the piece I used a free coat the boiled linseed oil to every piece. As soon as the oil was used to each piece I went ago and delete everything it all off and rubbed lock down v a clean cloth.


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Step 7: put the pieces in come the Case and Take It come a Party!


Now the you"re done through the blocks and the situation load the up and take it to a party!

The rules because that Jenga are simple pull a block the end from any kind of layer below the an extremely top complete row, climate stack it on the top, whoever knocks the tower end is the loser!

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The most important thing to remember about Jenga is there"s no winners, there"s just a loser, girlfriend either shed or you don"t lose!