I collected 2x4s for a year at the building sites. Took a long time as the scraps are few. Habitat does not waste good lumber.
Back Yard Barbecue Time,
This “ Jenga “ project took me a year to complete. I am all about free.....so patience and time I do have. 😁 I am a volunteer at habitat for humanity. So collected my wood there.
Cut into 10 1/2” lengths. 54 of them for now. Will add up to 72 for larger game.
The next step is to sand all sides, then sand some more. I used my palm sander with 120 grit sand paper. Don’t worry about imperfections, just make any cracks or splits concave so hand slides smoothly across the wood.
Next I added some color. I watered color down to the consistency of....... well water.
After applying paint I hand sanded with 220 grit paper. Clear wax was then applied as finished coat. Above colors left to right teal, blue, dark wax, clear wax, and white.
Here is the assembled project. Smooth and easy to slide. People tend to gather around the game and enjoy conversations.