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)
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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