Welcome back to this month’s edition of the Power Tool Challenge. This month our theme is Summer Fun so I made a Limbo Game Station. It’s sure to provide lots of summer fun for kids of all ages! Who remembers playing limbo? I was never very good at it but it was still fun to play! Were you the limbo star in your neighborhood?
How to make a Limbo Game Station
- Two 2″x 2″x 6′
- 2″x 4″ scraps
- dowel rods
- painter’s tape
- wood glue
- 2-1/2″ pocket screws
- 2-1/2″ wood screws
I started by taping the two 2″ x “2”s together with painter’s tape so they would be the same length and also so that the holes for the pegs would line up. I then cut the 2×2’s to 43″ long with a miter saw.
While the boards were still taped, I marked off 1-1/2″ increments with a pencil indicating the spacing of the “pegs” (dowel rods cut down to 2-1/2″). I then drew a pencil line down the center of each 2 x 2. Where the lines intersected I drew circles indicating the placement of the drilled holes. (see image below)
Using my drill press, I drilled the holes for the pegs with a 3/8″ Forstner bit.
Cut down the 3/8″ dowel rods to 2-1/2″ lengths and insert these “pegs” into each hole using wood glue.
To make the station “legs” stable I used my Kreg Jig to drill pocket holes on both sides of the bottom end of each 2 x 2 and attached it to 12″ long pieces of a 2 x 4 with 2-1/2″ pocket screws and wood glue.
I cut 8″ lengths from the leftover 2 x 2s with the ends mitered at 45º. These pieces were then glued and screwed as shown above. (Not shown: I also ended up adding 6″ long 2 x 4 scraps to each “foot” to provide extra stability. You can see this piece on the finished piece. These were attached with glue and pocket screws.
I cut down a scrap of a 1 x 2 to make the cross bar. You could also use another dowel rod.
How low can you go!
I’ve created this quick little video of the building process:
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Wendi @ H2OBungalow says
How fun is that project! I’ve never seen a limbo game like this…smart! I’d love to have it here in Fl! Maybe it would motivate me to keep up with my stretches! LOL! Pinned of course 🙂
I may have to make this one Jeanie! I love it!
Karen @ The DIY Bungalow says
I love this! What a great idea! Perfect for summer games!
Cute Limbo station Jeanie! How clever. I have never, ever been able to limbo, not even when I was young and limber. hahahah
This game is sure to be a hit with the kids this summer.
Great idea! Thank you for sharing at To Grandma’s House We Go.
Love all of these ideas! Thanks for sharing on To Grandma’s House We Go!
Audra @ Renewed Projects says
I found myself singing the limbo song while scrolling thru your tutorial. A fun project for summer fun!
This is so fun, and easy, too! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday – I’ll be featuring your limbo game this week. I hope you’ll stop by and link up again 🙂
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