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Build a Giant Wood Block Game

SAFETY FIRST: Ask an adult to help with tools you haven't used before.


Challenge your friends and family with this giant version of a classic game.


  • Six 2″ x 4″ x 8′ boards if you make the larger set, or two 2″ x 2″ x 10′ boards if you make the smaller set
  • Work gloves
  • Dust mask
  • Safety glasses
  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
  • Carpenter’s square
  • Cross-cut saw
  • Hand sander
  • Three grades of sandpaper: coarse 60-grit, medium 120-grit, fine 180-grit
  • Water-based polyurethane
  • Fine steel wool



1. If you make the larger set, cut 54 2″ x 4″ x 10 1⁄2″ blocks from the six 2″ x 4″ x 8′ boards. If you make the smaller set, cut 48 2″ x 2″ x 41⁄2″ blocks from the two 2″ x 2″ x 10′ boards.


2. Put on the gloves, safety glasses and dust mask. Use the hand sander to sand all the blocks with the coarse 60-grit sandpaper. After the blocks are sanded with the 60-grit paper, sand them with the 120-grit, then again with the 180-grit. If you’re 13 or younger, have a trusted adult operate the sander for you


3. Apply the first coat of polyurethane. After it is completely dry, smooth all the blocks with steel wool.  Apply a second coat of polyurethane. Use the steel wool again so all the blocks are smooth enough to slide easily. Your giant wood block game is complete.


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3 Comments on Build a Giant Wood Block Game

  1. EpicCloudNine // February 25, 2017 at 2:03 pm // Reply

    Looks nice!

  2. Nice Project

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