These photo blocks make a great gift to a loved one or friend and are a fun way to interact with your favorite photos. At home in your hand, on the coffee table, or displayed on a shelf, they call to be played with and enjoyed. This particular 3 x 3 block layout displays as few as 6, and as many 54 different photos, but you can scale the project up and make more blocks to display even more photos and make the puzzle harder to assemble.
This project took only a few hours to make, would be great to build with kids or first-timers in the shop, and was a great custom gift for the holidays.
Step 1: Dimension Wood on Table Saw
The photo blocks were made from an old Fir 4 x 4 post that was sitting outside in the shop yard.
Using a table saw, we cut the 4 x 4 down to approximately 3" by 3". You can choose whatever size you'd like as this method is totally scalable - just make sure that the length, width and depth of the blocks are the same so you end up with perfect cubes.