It’s safe to say we’re loving these DIY yard games!
I’m hoping by giving you all of the tutorials in these two posts, that you won’t have to do a ton of digging around the web to do the same.
It will slowly get more wobbly and difficult to remove pieces as you go. ) they had only played where they stand the dominoes up and make a long trail that collapses (also fun).
When the tower topples, that player is the ‘loser’ but really, the toppling is the best part! If you have never played ‘real’ dominoes either, you can find the Basic Rules here, but there are 101 games to play with them. Here’s what you’ll need to make your own DIY giant dominoes: Start by marking and cutting your 1×6 boards in 1 foot pieces. Although they don’t need to slide (like the Jenga pieces) sanding is still good to have a smooth surface, and help the stain penetrate more evenly. You could choose to leave your dominoes natural colour, or you could choose to stain them as I did.
Jenga towers are square if you look straight down at them.
Since there are three 2x4s wide, they need to be cut to that length.
When that’s all dry, you can go ahead and apply Minwax Finishing Paste.
The only other recommendation I found to seal the wood is Hemp Seed Oil.
When they’re all sanded, wipe them down with a damp cloth to get the sawdust off.
We are building shelves on the outside back of our shed and want to store our games outdoors.
That means we NEED to seal our wood if we want it to last.
All of these games are sealed (I’ll tell you which I chose and why), all of these tutorials have measurements, and I even managed to snap photos of some of the steps.
And that’s an accomplishment when you have 100 Scrabble tiles to paint (yep, there’s 100! I also hope that you’ll only need to take one trip to Home Depot to get everything you need (I may or may not have had to go back once or twice to get it right). Let’s start with the most popular/ everywhere you look game, shall we?