On Wikipedia it says:
"...... is played with 54 wooden blocks. Each block is three times as long as it is wide, and one fifth as thick as it is long (1.5 x 2.5 x 7.5 cm). To set up the game, the included loading tray is used to stack the initial tower which has 18 levels of three blocks placed adjacent to each other along their long side and perpendicular to the previous level (so, for example, if the blocks in the first level lie lengthwise north-south, the second level blocks will lie east-west)"
* Wooden beams, I used 4 beams of 4m
(13 feet and 1.48 inches)
*hand / table saw
(8.27 inches) (2.64 inches) (1.65 inches)
My blocks are 21cm long, 6.7cm wide and 4.2cm high. I know the 1 to 3 ratio is not applied but I just took some wooden beams that were available at the store and then kind of tried to fit all the pieces in the length of the beams.
When you have all the materials you can start measuring and marking where you are going to saw.
After you have done that you can start to saw!! As finishing touch you can sand down the edges for a smooth look.
Cost : Wooden beams +/- 25eur , Box 10eur
(36 dollars) (14 dollars)
Z= number of blocks
Total height = Z/3 * h