½-inch birch-veneer plywood 2x4 for the legs 4-foot welded-wire garden fencing 2-foot bamboo plant stakes You'll need at least 90 Plastic pit balls Get about 100 220-grit sandpaper Stain-blocking white primer Spray paint in three colors ⅞-inch wood screws 2 ½-inch trim-head screws Wood glue Wood filler Painter's tape
Tools You Will Need:
1. Jigsaw fitted with scroll blade (for plywood) and aggressive blade (for lumber)
2. Drill driver fitted with ⅛-inch bit and ¼-inch bit
3. Linesman pliers
The heyday of classic board games like Ker-Plunk and Jenga may be long gone, but you can re-create that heady feeling of pulling out a piece and waiting to see if everything comes crashing down. You can do it in a yard-size version that's sure to become the raucous centerpiece of any summer gathering. All you need is some wire fencing, lumber, plastic balls, plant stakes—and perhaps a dose of video instruction from Team Saturday. Once the pieces are assembled, invite your friends and neighbors over to get reacquainted with the heart-pounding fun of yore.