|Project by Ollie||posted 06-09-2009 11:33 PM||5730 views||5 times favorited||8 comments|
This is a Jenga set I made for My Girlfriend for christmas.
I was annoyed with the lack of Quality of the softwood jenga we were playing with so I thought I would make a luxury one.
The box is from padauk, and the pieces are made of Teak, Maple, and Mahogany (I think its mahogany?) which gives them a nice weight, and you can build Very high towers with it.
The box is a bit strange but I wanted it to easily rebuild the stack, and stack it straight from the box. So I made the front and top removable, you just pull it off because its held in position by rare earth magnets (you can see them in pic 4). Then just flip the box over and remove the remaining part of the box for instant Jenga.
The design has worked very well and has surprisingly stayed square, though the blocks are a little damaged from use. The glue i used was a 2 part epoxy resin, as the joint surface is quite small particularly on the lid section, and my joints were not good enough. I kind of like the white outline it left around the Joints,but thats just me…...
All the wood is from a reclaimed timber yard. Sorry some of the photos are sideways….
-- Ollie, UK.