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 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)
Step 2: Create Shapes
- L shape - Right
- L shape - Left
- Z Shape - Right
- Z Shape - Left
Also reserve a few extra single blocks to be painted in each color.
Now, you might be wondering why I don't just spray a bunch of blocks first and arrange them in shapes.
Since the blocks are a little irregular, any seams will follow along with the glued shapes
It is easier for me to layout using the shapes, rather than individual blocks. And it is more fun : )
But, if you don't want to make the shapes ahead of time, you can skip this step and go right to painting the blocks.
Step 3: Sand
There is probably a better way to do this...but in order to even out the blacks a bit, I attached them to duct tape and ran an electric sander over them.
This would not be an issue if you were cutting your own blocks, but these came pre-cut and are slightly irregular.