I was tasked with making a giant Connect Four for a house party and only had two weekends to get it completed. Creating the design from pictures online was easy, staining it all once it was assembled was a nightmare. Sometimes I learn from my mistakes, hopefully this is one of them.
Using scrap Baltic Birch I had in my shop I utilized a foot design borrowed from Opendesk furniture I’ve made in the past. This made the toy very heavy and stable which is great for the application it will be used for, mostly parties. So far it has been used at a couple parties and a couple corporate events.
Days to Complete
3/4″ and 1/2″ Baltic Birch plywood, 1/4 x 3/4″ wood dowels, Titebond II wood glue and Minwax Water Based Wood Stains
Tools & Process
CNC machine all the parts, dry fit everything, glue up the joined parts, stain with 3 colors
The functional disc dropper at the bottom works great and causes all the discs to make a lot of noise when they come crashing down