How to Make a DIY Giant Jenga Game
Learn how to build a Giant Jenga Game. This Jenga game is the perfect yard game and we built this for my younger brother, Sam, and sister-in-law's, Lindsay, wedding. The Jenga Game is an easy DIY project that you can accomplish in just a couple hours and can be built out of recycled 2″x4″ boards or a few new 2″x4″ boards.
In this tutorial you will learn how to make a DIY Giant Jenga Game. Be sure to watch the video (above), as it shows a lot more of the how-to steps and details of this project.
Supply and Tool List for Giant Jenga Game
3/4″ plywood 18″x18″
6 – 2″x4″ x 8′ pine boards to make 54, 10 1/2″ pieces
1 – 2″x” x 6′ pine board to make the sides for 18″x18″ plywood base
Cost: The 2x4s cost under $19 and plywood piece would be around $2
Sandpaper (120 to 180 grit)
Cost: $4 worth of sandpaper for this project
Threaded Feet for base
Cost: About $3 for a pack of 4 from local hardware store
15 Kreg Screws
Cost: Smallest box you can buy is 100-count for around $4
Tape Measure, Pencil, Ear Protection, Eye Protection
Step 1: Build the Giant Jenga Game Platform
Cut the 3/4″ plywood to 18″x18″ using a circular saw or even a table saw. Then make a frame out of 2″x4″ boards. Cut two boards to 15″ and two boards to 18″ using a circular or miter saw. Then, using a Kreg Jig and Kreg Screws, we attach the 2″x4″ cut boards to the plywood and to each other to form the base for the platform.
We then screwed holes and attached the threaded self-leveling feet on the platform.
Step 2: Gather 2x4s and Cut out the 54 Jenga Pieces
With the 2″x4″ boards, we cut 54 Jenga pieces at 10 1/2″ each. I'd recommend setting up a ‘stop' on your miter saw to make the process go much quicker.
Step 3: Sand the Jenga Pieces
Using either an orbital saw or a benchtop belt sander, we sand each piece smooth on the ends and the sides. We had a pretty good assembly line going between me cutting the pieces and passing down the line to my brother and his fiance who were sanding.
Step 4: Stack the Jenga Pieces up
Place your constructed plywood and 2″x4″ platform on the ground and stack up the 2″x4″ Jenga pieces in rows of 3, alternating the direction of stacking every layer.
Step 5: Play Jenga!
This is a great, fun project to make with a friend or family members. This Giant Jenga Game is a hit at wedding receptions, family reunions, bbq's, or any other get together. See how long you can play until it all falls down! Have fun and build a DIY Giant Jenga Game!