Step-By-Step Photos Of How This Guy Built A GIANT Game Of Connect 4.

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Using a laptop to do the grid layout was the first step. Two plywood sheets with 42 holes each had to be made.

Playing boardgames require patience, analytical, and strategic thinking to win everytime. A good game can keep kids and adults entertained for hours on end. Connect Four is one of those classic games that you are either naturally gifted at it or you keep playing with the hopes you will win the next time.

The purpose of the game is to drop your discs from the top columns to connect the same colours whether it’s diagonally, horizontally or vertically. According to die-hard fans, the person who has the first turn is capable of winning the game every time if done right.

One dad wanted to surprise his son with his own version of the game. Instead, of running to the store to purchased one, the man built his son his own personal and gigantic Connect Four game just in time for his birthday party. This may be one of those birthdays everyone is talking about years from now.


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Marking where the holes were made had to be precise so as not to waste material.

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He made a hole for each circle so the plywood would not wander off the table from the pressure of the hole saw.

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That's 42 holes per plywood.

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Holding the the drill with both hands was important. When the saw is cutting the hole there is no need to push through the plywood.

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When the saw breaks through the plywood, it's important to allow for the drill to stop turning before lifting it out of the hole.

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Gluing the columns in between the rows of circles.

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Next, he clamped the two panels together with the columns inside.

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He moved on to the frame of the board game by cutting them in the middle of the night.

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To create a contrast with the clear beech panels, the frame was painted in a cherry stain.

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Cutting a channel through two 1x3 then applying glue to the middle.

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Clamping both the frame and the panels together. The plywoods fit perfectly in the channel.

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The user bought seven inch cork trivets from IKEA to be used as the discs in the game. He spray painted them in red and left out to dry.

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Cutting the depth off a 1x2 for the top of the frame.

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Using a bandsaw, a bevel was cut in the middle to allow the checkers to fall in their columns.

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A vantage point of where the discs will fall into their designated channels.

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It's not enough to have the plywood sheets glued with the columns in the interior.

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The top of the frame needed channels where the discs will be dropped.

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The handy man used a milling machine to make the aluminum channel for the columns.

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Not everyone is going to have a milling machine. Other options to make this channel is to use a handheld router or a jigsaw machine. Certain home hardwares will also make the cuts if you call in advance.

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The metal rod passing through is the handle to be used to release the discs down once a line is completed.

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He finished by screwing two ball knobs on opposite sides of the panels.

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The final model is approximately 5 feet tall and 6 feet diagonally.

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The final product; a giant, life-size Connect Four game.

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