To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the world's best-selling puzzle a limited edition Rubik's Wood Cube was released. You can find it here:
While I was waiting for mine to arrive, I started to make one myself by using the standard plastic core and wood for the visible parts.
Have fun building it
Step 1: What you need
- at least 23 Wooden cubes (19 mm would be best. I used 20 mm ones, because I had them lying around, but had to sand a lot). You can either cut them yourself or buy them (you should use a hard wood, to prevent splinters)
- a 3x3x3 Rubik's Cube (Best is DIY type F II, you will see why in step 4, e.g. from Cube4You, 9spuzzles or RubikFans (Ebay)).
- sandpaper (80, 160)
- lexan tiles (you can use normal stickers, but it will not look as good)
- strong glue
- I've used Apoxie Sculpt to fill up the holes, but you don't really need to
- wood lacquer (optional, but good)
- a dremel (I've used a 1/2 x 1/2 inch Sanding Mandrel and a SpeedClic Plastic Cutting Wheel)
- safety glasses (use them!)
- a drill (not a 100% necessary take a look at step 5), 9 and 12 mm drill bit
- a permanent marker
- a small saw
Step 2: Mark the lines
After you've marked the lines you will have to disassemble the cube.