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Project by Ollie posted 1868 days ago 4779 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.





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dustbunny

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#1 posted 1868 days ago

The kids and I used to play Jenga. This is a neat idea. I like the use of the magnets to hold the box.
Very creative !!

Lisa

-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~ http://quiltedwood.com

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darryl

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#2 posted 1868 days ago

that’s a pretty cool jenga set.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#3 posted 1868 days ago

First I’ve heard of Jenga. looks like a good game for my grandsons when they get a little older.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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cabinetmaster

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#4 posted 1868 days ago

Great idea. I have so many scrap pieces I could easily make one for my grandkids. What are the sizes of the pieces you used? Ans how big is your box?

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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Ollie

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#5 posted 1866 days ago

Hi thanks for comments
To answer cabinetmasters question – The blocks are 100mm long 33.3mm wide and 25 mm high. A little larger than the commercial ones that I have seen. The only critical factor for size was that the length of one piece must equal the width of three. I thought of going much bigger but I was worried about the damage that could occur when they topple. There are 56 blocks in total but some have only 48.

-- Ollie, UK.

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Spoontaneous

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#6 posted 1866 days ago

I had never heard of ‘Jenga’ but that sure is a pretty cool looking project. And great use of the material!

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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knapster

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#7 posted 1683 days ago

i like it! looks great and ya, the bought game is usually too light, making wobbly and topply towers much too soon!
great work!

-- jk

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Arnold

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#8 posted 1642 days ago

wow, ultimate jenga.
You’ll need people to sign a waiver before using it though.
very nice

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