Giant Block Game – DIY Project Instructions

We all know and love this childhood game of risking it all to see who will can retrieve the most wooden blocks without the tower crashing to the ground – but now, let’s make it LIFE SIZE! This easy project will quickly become your favorite backyard game this summer.


  • (6) 2″ x 4″ x 8′ Hardwood Board
  • (1) 1″ x 6″ x 8′ Hardwood Board (Optional)
  • Wood Screws (Optional)

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Follow These Steps:

  1. Using the Bauer 12″ Dual-Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw (Item 57151), cut your 2 x 4″ wooden boards into (54) 10-1/2″ pieces. TIP – Set up a stop by drawing a line in pencil on your miter saw plates to get the same cut length every time.
  2. Next, to make an optional carrying case for your playing pieces, cut your 1 x 6″ wooden board to the following measurements: (2) 6″ x 20″ pieces for the long side of the box (2) 16-1/2″ x 20″ pieces for the short side of the box (1) 18-1/2″ x 16-1/2″ piece for the bottom of the box.
  3. Using the Bauer 20v HYPERMAX™ Lithium-Ion Cordless 5″ Random Orbital Sander -Tool Only (Item 64943), sand the edges of all of your playing blocks and carrying case.
  4. Assemble your carrying case using 1-5/8″ wood screws.
  5. Attach handles for easy carrying.
  6. Enjoy your game and tag #HarborFreightProjects if you recreate!

See all of Harbor Freight’s DIY project instructions at With Harbor Freight Tools, you can do it yourself!

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