Let's say you have hundreds of wooden cubes and a dream...a very particular dream.  Specifically, the dream of having a Tetris-themed end table for your living room or patio.

Or you haven't had that dream, but it sounds kinda neat anyway.

Then this is the Instructable for you!

Step 1: Tools and Materials

Lots and lots of 1" wooden blocks (about 350)
Kylon Gloss Spray Paint - Banner Red, Peekaboo Blue, Regal Blue, Rich Plum, Sun Yellow, Emerald Green, Pumpkin Orange and Crystal Clear
Kylon Satin Spray Paint - Black
Wood Glue
Duct Tape
Wood screws (16)
Cardboard or newspaper to use as a backdrop for spray painting

Table top - 10" x 10" piece, I used 1/2" thick wood but any will work
Legs - 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" pieces 18" long (4)
Sidebars 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" pieces7" long (8)


Since i am not able ot create a level table, i might go with this to start: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/10193734/ a $13 IKEA table
I would think wood square cutouts like http://www.craftparts.com/blocks-squares-wooden-square-cutouts-wood-c-209_213.html would work better but maybe they don't give the edges. i could see doing one with just the top done with the cutouts.
I can visualize spending the money for enough blocks to make a bed frame, or a work table for my crafts. You can get the blocks online at www.craftparts.com, several sizes. Or ebay of course, but craftparts (which is Woodworks, Ltd) is reliable and fast. You can spread the cost out by doing it a little at a time.
this is fantastic but after looking around it seems it would cost me £100+ even with a table already. its a shame i could see myself doing this.
The blocks were $20.00 (ebay), the table was made out of $5.00 of pine (Home Depot. The paint was the expensive part...I think $4 - $5 per can. Accounting for glue and wood screws, I think I'd say $80.00 US on the high end if I were buying everything (I already had some of the paint and materials). <br>Maybe some friends have leftover paint or wood from other projects, or you'll accumulate as lot of it as you do other projects. You could also buy cheaper paint (but don't mention that Krylon!).
ah, to live in the US. UK is stupidly expensive for everything esp hobby/diy stuff, if its $5 in the US its &pound;7-10 in the uk which is upto double the price you guys pay. thanks for the reply.
Oh, my word.<br><br>If I wasn't prevented by a bug, I'd give this five stars!
Looks difficult to clean.
Awesome! just a note to you or anyone else. If you plan to use it outside and leave it there all year round, consider using some spar varnish (marine varnish; spar urethane) instead of spray clear. It is the only way to truely waterproof wooden furniture. It should be available in most hardware stores and is not expensive (less than $10 for a spray version at home depot).
This is so cool!
Gorgeous, detailed work! <br><br>Best of Luck to you!!!
I love this table, and definitely see the Tetris theme, but the first thought that popped into my head when I saw the picture was of the game &quot;Don't Break the Ice.&quot; Now that would be an interesting end table ;)
How did you keep the rows from disappearing when you finished them?
That is possibly my favorite comment ever : )
Nice job.. I would have to go with an original gameboy color scheme if I made one since the color is too bright for my tastes :-)
A couple of the red ones are going the wrong way.
Perfekt !
This is great!!! Wonderful idea... I might have to steal it... :)
omg. i wantz.
Very nice!
I have a vision of a puzzle table, like it is at that just the pieces are movable so you have fit them together...
AWESOME! Time to get some bricks!

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