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Step 2: Cut MDF to size

I gathered up all the bits of 12mm MDF I had left over from other projects and cut it into 150mm strips with a table saw. I reckon you'd have enough to make a full set of 7 blocks from an 8ft x 4ft sheet.

I marked out the lengths allowing for a bit off each end, and ticked them off my reference sheet as I worked. It's a good idea to have a few extra lengths handy as the occasional cock up is pretty inevitable.

*UPDATE* If you haven't got a table saw don't do this with a jigsaw...Use a hand saw, a square, and a tonne of patience. You really do have to be spot on, and there's too much flex in a jigsaw blade */UPDATE*

They then got cut to length on the table saw using a template piece for each length to ensure they came out the same.

Take your time with this. If your pieces aren't spot on it'll have a knock on effect on the angles later.

Then with a couple of passes through the table saw I cut rebates for the back panel into each piece. Alternatively use a router with a rebating bit.

USE THE BLADE GUARD ON YOUR TABLE SAW!!! I only took mine off briefly to cut the rebate for the back panel.
<p>Hi, this looks amazing, both my son and I are Tetris mad. I, however, have minimal DIY skills - is there anywhere that I could buy this/ could you make one for me? </p>
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What spray paint did you use? Where did you buy them?
<p>Its nice :)<br></p>
<p>Wonderful</p>
Can I order this? I wished I have the skills in making something like this.
<p>Do you know what exact brands and colors of spray paint you used?</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>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>Breathtaking...!!</p>
<p>Its exceptional</p>
<p>Its exceptional</p>
<p>Its exceptional</p>
<p>Thats fabulous</p>
<p><br>Superb<br></p>
<p><br>Marvelous...!!<br></p>
<p>Its phenomenal</p>
<p><br><br>Incredible.</p>
<p>nice</p>
<p>NICE</p>
<p><br>Its breathtaking :)<br></p>
<p>good</p>
<p>wonderful</p>
<p>Cold...!!<br><br></p>
<p>great</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>

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