Having seen a bunch of examples of these that other people on the internet had made, 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 a table saw now.
Here's how I made mine....
Stuff you'll need:
- Table saw
- Steel rule
- Router + dovetail bit
- Dovetail Jig
- Wood glue
- 12mm MDF - 8ft x 4ft sheet
- 3mm MDF - 6ft x 2ft sheet
- PPE - dust mask / googles / ear defenders
Step 1: Design
I decided each square would be 160mm2, and be 150mm deep (good for CD's).
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.
Once I was happy I wrote all the measurements down as a "shed reference sheet" and took to my little workshop.