Stacking vertically is functional and works well, but the ability to stack diagonally adds a whole new dimensions of use.

In addition, paper screens (readily available at Home Depot) are not only aesthetically pleasing but allow endless possibilities for creativity.  Anything you can do on paper you can do on these blinds!  For example, lights can be placed inside the box to create artistic silhouettes or projections.  Transparencies can also be used in place of paper screens for another level of customization. 

Before starting construction, Solidworks models were created to set dimensions and visualize assembly. 

Step 1: Purchase Necessary Supplies

Each Box: 
4 - 12"x12"x1/2" wood (we used plywood)
1 - 12"x12"x1/8" MDF
4 - L brackets with accompany 1/2" screws
8 - additional 1/2" screws
2 - magnets
1 - 11" wide folding screen (length is up to your own discretion) 

Each Support Triangle
2 - 12"x12"x1/2" pieces of wood
1 - L bracket with accompany 1/2" screws

The folding screen is a temporary paper window screen that was purchased from Home Depot. You can also make your own by folding a large piece of paper.
Resize to fit milk crate, utilize pocket hole joinery instead of brackets, fabric backing on lighted units. Love the paper binds, love the diagonal.
This is a really creative idea! It is very artsy-fartsy and fancy and is fit for an art gallery. I have created a few of these storage boxes and put up a chiffon cloth as the screens which are translucent so guests can only catch a glimpse of what is inside. I love the dramatic effect of the lights but have not bought any lighting sets yet. We have tried it vertically but are not quite confident about the diagonal arrangement. We will improve on it soon!

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