Summer is finally here and I’ll do anything to keep my kids busy outside so today I’m sharing this diy balance board made from scrap wood. So I can’t take full credit for this project, I found my inspiration here, but I did write up plans for my version below.
A DIY tutorial to make a balance board. Easy to make wooden balance board provides kids with a fun challenge.
I made quite a few of these balance boards for birthday gifts last week and a few to keep for my kids. You can paint the tops with fun colors and designs to keep it interesting.
And I definitely recommend using this balance board outside or on a rug/carpeted surface.
- 2 – 2×4 @ 10” (rockers)
- 1 – 2×3 @ 13” (rocker support)
- 1 – ¾” plywood @ 13” x 19”
- wood glue
- 3” & 2” wood screws
Step 1: Using a jigsaw cut arched rocker shape. Make 2.
Be sure to predrill countersunk holes for the screws at center.
Step 2: Attach rockers to center support using glue and 3” countersunk screws. This creates the base support.
Step 3: Apply glue and layout rocker piece onto plywood top centering on all sides.
Step 4: Carefully flip over and attach top using 2” countersunk screws.
Then sand well and paint as desired.
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