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Picture of Tetris shelves
Having seen a bunch of examples of these that other people on the internet had made (that although awesome, were waaaaaay too expensive) I had a crack at my own take on the idea.

I made some prototypes a couple of years ago, but the colours didn't pop as much as I'd hoped, and I've got more tools now.

Here's how I made mine....

Stuff I used:
  • Table saw
  • Steel rule
  • Squares
  • Knife
  • Router + dovetail bit
  • Dovetail Jig
  • Wood glue
  • Paint
  • 12mm MDF - 8ft x 4ft sheet
  • 3mm MDF - 6ft x 2ft sheet
  • PPE - dust mask / googles / ear defenders
 
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Step 1: Design

When you think about it, each Tetris block can be broken down into four equal squares.

I decided each square would be 160mm2, and be 150mm deep (good for CD's).

*UPDATE* After making a few more sets of these for other people the ideal unit size is 224mm, as this fits DVD's n' stuff */UPDATE*

I took to AutoCAD and drew up some plans.

I chose to use 12mm MDF, and they'd be backed with 3mm MDF. The joints would be dovetailed as they're nice and strong, and not that hard when you've got a router and a dovetail jig. (you can get away with rabbit joints though)

Once I was happy I wrote all the measurements down as a "shed reference sheet" and took to my little workshop.
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Thats fabulous

dan30081 month ago

I want now :D... Just droped you an email requesting a quote. I dont really have the needed tools to do it myself lol

motherprune2 months ago

Breathtaking...!!

cobbledbeard2 months ago

Its exceptional

mousepaper2 months ago

Its exceptional

mousepaper2 months ago

Its exceptional

Thats fabulous

amazedgreen2 months ago

Thats exceptional

fastbobble2 months ago

Thats astounding

gorgeddamp2 months ago


Superb

clearedeager2 months ago

Its spectacular

illrings3 months ago


Marvelous...!!

airbugger3 months ago

Its phenomenal



Incredible.

headlymph3 months ago

nice

tealrink3 months ago

NICE

grousebandit3 months ago


Its breathtaking :)

harechubby3 months ago

good

clapfilk4 months ago

wonderful

cheshirecorn4 months ago

Cold...!!

great

spongeraffle4 months ago

Thats exceptional...

workexaminer5 months ago



Thats calme

gazumpglue6 months ago

Awesome project! Looks like I will be making a set. One question, I didn't see any dovetails, did you mean rabbet's?

tmiddlecoat9 months ago
wish i had the room to get a set!
Mariska Botha11 months ago
Excellent design, love it so much.
BunnyRoger11 months ago
So cool!! Wish I was a bit more of a handyman or carpenter to do this for my kids' room.
Amanda Culbert11 months ago
This is amazing, Love this Instructable!!
MAApleton12 months ago
Oh wow, I absolutely love this!!!! It looks so incredible.
Don't lower your standards! You've done a really good job there.
p3jawors1 year ago
Are the different blocks connected at all or are they just stacked onto each other?
HicksCustomFurniture (author)  p3jawors1 year ago
Stacked, so they can be rearrange for different spaces...or if you're feeling playful!
Super cool and awesome!
error421 year ago
Saving this for when my son is older...awesome!
Giedow1 year ago
just awesome!
Awesome project! Looks like I will be making a set. One question, I didn't see any dovetails, did you mean rabbet's?
Check out step 3 bro.
bobble2931 year ago
Don't lower your standards! You've done a really good job there. I'd bet on your dovetails against most other construction methods for strength!
sajeffe1 year ago
Voted this project up. Love it. Beautiful work.
agis681 year ago
love it too!!!
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