Estimated Cost: $$$$
Total: 3 hours
The simple construction of this outdoor activity makes it an ideal weekend or even 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 can ensue.
Cut a 1 1⁄4" dowel to a length of 11 3⁄4" using a miter saw.
Repeat until you have six Batons.
Cut a 3⁄4" dowel to a length of 11 3⁄4" using a miter saw.
Sand the sharp edges to create a point at one end, creating a stake.
Repeat until you have four Stakes.
Measure the bottom of the cone- shaped point of the first one and transcribe that to the other three so you know where the base of the point is.
Begin by trimming a slice off the ends of the 4x4 boards so you have clean surfaces.
Cut a 4x4 to length of 11".
On the top surface, draw an X from corner to corner using a square.
Placing the square along one of the faces, draw a line that intersects the center of the X. Repeat on the perpendicular face.
Next, draw 45° lines on the side of the 4x4 to create two triangles as shown. If desired, shade the resultant triangles to indicate that you will be removing them.
Use a table saw with the blade set to 45° to cut along the corresponding angle line.
Use a feather-board to aid in keeping pressure on the vertical 4x4.
Repeat the cut one more time on the other angle, then rotate the 4x4 by 90° and repeat the two cuts.
The final King should look like the photo at right.
Rip a 4x4 to a width of 2 3⁄4" using a table saw. You'll need to flip the piece over and cut through the remainder to achieve a clean edge. Rotate the piece 90° and repeat
Next, trim the ends off of the 4x4 boards so you have clean surfaces.
Cut to a length of 6" using a miter saw.
Repeat nine times until you have ten Kubbs.
Ease any sharp edges with a medium grit sanding block. Apply preferred finish to the wood.