|Project by eruby||posted 03-19-2011 04:24 AM||3738 views||11 times favorited||10 comments|
Well, this is by no means a “fine woodworking” project but it was different enough that I wanted to share it.
What is it:
A large wooden labyrinth that I helped my brother build for his work.
How we built it:
Pic 2 shows the design process (good ole blue tape and chalk).
Its roughly 4’ by 5’ and is made of leftover pieces of 2×4 from a storage closet that I helped build for the same company (maybe they should pay me?), a piece of 1/2” ply, some skinny boards (1×2ish) and trimmed with 5/4 pressure treated decking boards.
The plywood sits in a groove cut in the boarder. Everything else is screwed in place (see pic 6). All of the barriers are made from 2×4s and cut shorter than the outside walls. I used half-lap joints anywhere the barriers met at a corner (because I could and this was a good project to practice them on).
The holes were made with a 3 1/2” hole saw.
My brother painted it with some type of paint.
How its used:
There are 5 or 6 eye-bolts on each side with retired climbing rope strung between them to provide handles for the group to use and it is up to the group to figure out how to get the ball from start to finish without the ball dropping in one of the holes. Pics 4 and 5 show the labyrinth being used during a staff training day at my brother’s work. I think they were using a cue ball but anything up to a baseball will work They will use this thing for groups that want to have a “team-building” experience.
Anyone have an idea of what “tag” this project as?
-- Eric - Baltimore MD