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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

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.
What spray paint did you use? Where did you buy them?
<p>Thats impressive...</p>
<p>Its nice :)<br></p>
<p>Sensational looking...!!</p>
<p>Really nice!!</p>
<p>outstanding :)</p>
<p>Really nice!!</p>
Can I order this? I wished I have the skills in making something like this.
<p>Very good Instructable!!!</p>
<p>Do you know what exact brands and colors of spray paint you used?</p>
<p>Its great :)</p>
<p>Putting a square block right on top of that hole at the top would really drive people crazy. I think I might do it :D</p>
<p>What are dovetails?? Never heard about that. Cool project though! I like it:)</p>
Really nice!!
<p>Be sure to screw them together and screw them into the wall.</p><p>You wouldnt want it to fall over</p>
<p>Great! If all possible, where can I get the autocad files? Chris</p>
<p>A very well documented, commented and photoed Instructable! The geek in me loves the way the Tetris pieces stack together, and the CDs storage part looks so good! I'd love to give something like this a go sometime, but until then, great job introducing, recording and explaining the steps!</p>
<p>Wouldn't the shelves be some what unstable because they're just stacked on top of each other? If one shelf at the top had more weight on it then the ones at the bottom wouldn't it fall off? </p>
<p>Thats fabulous</p>
<p>I want now :D... Just droped you an email requesting a quote. I dont really have the needed tools to do it myself lol</p>
<p>Its exceptional</p>
<p>Its exceptional</p>
<p>Its exceptional</p>
<p>Thats fabulous</p>
<p>Thats exceptional</p>
<p>Thats astounding</p>
<p>Its spectacular</p>
<p>Its phenomenal</p>
<p><br>Its breathtaking :)<br></p>
<p>Thats exceptional...</p>
<p><br><br>Thats calme</p>
<p>Awesome project! Looks like I will be making a set. One question, I didn't see any dovetails, did you mean rabbet's?</p>
<p><br>Thats great</p>
<p>Thats useful...</p>

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