Picnic Recipes and Games

Make A Kubb Set

4x4x16 in.3x3x8 in.1.7x12.5 in. 0.5x12 in.

Pictured in the table above are the four types of wooden pieces you will need to play Kubb. Kubb is played with one king, ten kubbs, six throwing batons and four markers.

Some Tips, Before You Get Started

  • Use a hard wood. The kubbs and batons get knocked around a lot.
  • Use sandpaper to smooth the edges. This will help prevent splinters.
  • Coat the pieces with enamel to help ensure long term usage.
  • Paint can make your new kubb set more attractive and fun.
  • A burlap or cloth bag is perfect for transporting your new kubb set to a picnic or BBQ.

The King
The King is 4x4x16 inches. 4x4 is a standard size for wood and can be found at most hardware stores. The King in the picture above has a "crown" on it. That is purely for decoration and its design is beyond the scope of this article at the present time.

The Kubbs
The Kubbs are 3x3x8 inches. There is nothing complicated about them at all. 3x3 is also a standard size for wood.

The Throwing Batons
The batons are 1.7 inches in diameter and 12.5 inches long. The wood for these can be a bit harder to come by. Some large hardware stores carry this type of rounded wood. If you are having problems finding the right size, you might also try furniture factories. The legs of stools are often just about the right shape and size.

The Markers
The markers are just sticks of wood that you will be driving into the ground. Their exact shape and size does not really matter. You can probaly just make them from the wood you have left over from making the other pieces. You might also try metal wire with a small red flag or reflector on top. You can usually find these at Wal-mart in the home and garden section.

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