Nicknamed Viking Chess for its supposed Nordic origin, this backyard game is an ideal weekend or after-work project. The set features one King, ten Kubbs, six Batons, and four Marking Stakes to designate the corners of the pitch and centerline.
Using just a few YellaWood® boards and some wooden rods, the game takes shape in a few steps. The Kubbs are ripped and cross-cut from 4x4 stock, the King is a 4x4 with a decorative top to designate a crown, and the wooden rods in two diameters create the Batons and Marking Stakes.
After each piece is sanded and sealed, it's just a matter of setting up the game parameters before an official game is on.
TIME: 3 Hrs
- (1) 4 x 4 x 8' YellaWood® brand pressure treated pine
- (1) 1 1/4" x 6' dowel
- (1) 3/4" x 6' dowel
- A. (1) 11 x 3 1/2 x 3 1/2" w/45 ̊ angle cuts
- B. (10) 6 x 2 3/4 x 2 3/4" ripped
- C. (6) 11 3/4 x 1 1/4"
- D. (4) 11 3/4 x 3/4
- Chop saw (or hand or circular saw)
- Table saw
- Measuring tape
- Carpenter square
- Rotary sander