How to Build Kubb (Viking Chess)




Introduction: How to Build Kubb (Viking Chess)

About: I like to build with my hands, I haven't figured out how to do it with my feet. I am not a professional anything I just enjoy designing, building, and finishing projects. Thanks for swinging by.

Kubb is a great outdoor game to play with friends and family. It's easy to make and cheap and you can conquer a village with it.

Step 1: Get Materials

All you need to make kudd is two 1 1/4 inch dowel rods and an 8 ft 4x4 and a pocket full of hopes and dreams. You may already have this stuff! I know I do!

Step 2: Cut Rods

You'll need six 1 ft rods. Use a hand saw or circular saw or miter saw or hip saw or any saw... heck chew through it like a beaver if ya need it's KUBB!

Step 3: Cut 4x4

This one takes some more cuts so use a saw. You will need (1) 1 ft piece and (10) 6 in pieces. still pretty simple stuff. The single larger piece is for your king and it's pretty much done at the point. the smaller pieces are still a little to wide so follow me on our next magical step to trim em down.

Step 4: Trimming Pawns... Ya Can't Have Fat Pawns

Run the stock through a table saw and trim down to 3x3. Be safe!

Step 5: That's It!

That's all you need. I have included a link to the rules. If you want to build a storage box as well search on Instructables they have some great builds.

Step 6: How to Play!

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    4 years ago

    Very nice! I made my set a while back and love it. I have some issues with the lumber. I used pressure treated and it wasn't fully cured. So some pieces have started to split. I plan on making another set out of cedar.


    Reply 4 years ago

    hey thanks for commenting. yeah mine was yellow wood so it was very cheap. leaving it out in the sun helped cute it and they have held up over time. cheers