Kubb Set

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.

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COST:

TIME: 3 Hrs

SKILL:

Materials

  • (1) 4 x 4 x 8' YellaWood® brand pressure treated pine
  • (1) 1 1/4" x 6' dowel
  • (1) 3/4" x 6' dowel

Cut List

  • 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

Tools

  • Chop saw (or hand or circular saw)
  • Table saw
  • Measuring tape
  • Carpenter square
  • Rotary sander