Introduction: Wooden Cube in a Cube in a Cube

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Hello everyone, in this project I wanna show you how to make a Wooden Cube in a Cube in a Cube. I made video and step by step instruction how to make it. This is very easy and cheap project. Cubes look realy intresting and forces people to think "How it's made?" or "How to pull out a cube from a cube?"

So, let's get started :)


- Piece of wood


- Table saw
- Sandpaper
- Chisel
- Bench drill

Step 1: Watch the Video

Video will give you a good overview on how to create such a rocker wooden cube in a cube in a cube. But the following steps will still contain some extra useful information.

Step 2: Prepare a Wood

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First you have to find a good chunk of wood. My cube is 10x10x10cm. I could not find that big chunk without cracks. I used 4 pieces 5x5cm. Remember wood must be completely dry.

Step 3: Make a Perfect Cube

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Cut wood to the expected sizes and glue it. To remove glue after gluing use a belt sander or sandpaper on flat surface. Now 4 walls are ready. How you can see, those walls was almost flat after gluing but 2 walls are very uneven. So, to make theme perfect flat I used my cnc router. Wood surface planer should work pretty well but my is in bad condition.

Step 4: Make Holes

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To make holes you can use cnc machine or bench drill. I used cnc machine because I don't have a bench drill. Sizes are on a photo.

Step 5: Sanding, Separation and Painting

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When all holes are made, use a sandpaper to improve cube. Next, use a chisel to separate cubes. If everything look good you can paint cubes.

Step 6: Finish

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Wooden cube in a cube in a cube in a cube is completely finished :)

You did it!

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If you have any questions, please leave a comment below :)


seamster (author)2017-01-06

This is such a neat project. I'll have to take a crack at it sometime, albeit minus the CNC. I think it could be done with drill press and some forstner bits pretty easily. Good instructable!

Thomas Workshop (author)seamster2017-01-07

Thanks:) Of course, you can use drill press and forstner bits. I thought about it, but I don't have drill press and forstner bits.

seamster made it! (author)Thomas Workshop2017-04-26

I made one! Turned out a little rough, but I like it. Made of walnut using drill press.

Thomas Workshop (author)seamster2017-04-26

Look Great!!

AnaM83 (author)2017-03-19

Fabuloso. Me encanta.

gwandad1 (author)2017-02-16

Great Mate. Thanks for sharing

Thomas Workshop (author)gwandad12017-02-16

Thank you:)

Make Zone (author)2017-01-06

How can make this without a CNC?

You can use drill press and forstner bits.

ed-romes (author)Thomas Workshop2017-01-27

Yes or you could try carving it !!! Looks like a good woodcarvers challenge !!!

FrancesC22 (author)2017-01-15

Wow that's the coolest thing I've ever seen. What a conversation piece!!!!! Amazing. I would have thought impossible to make or there was a trick and it wasn't really solid. Thanks for sharing.


Skyfinder (author)2017-01-16

CNC machine...easy game :/ Anyway nice!

Thanks :)

wannabemadsci (author)2017-01-16

Congratulations on being a finalist in the Wooden Toys Challenge!

Thank you and congratulation too :)

random_builder (author)2017-01-14

Congrats on finalist in TWO different contests!

Thank you very much :)

Diaper Wrath (author)2017-01-08

Very nice. A co-worker of mine used to make these out of brass and stainless steel.

knexinventer (author)2017-01-08

I made something like this for my senor project, but out of metal it's called a Turner's cube

DDW_OR (author)2017-01-08

this is what my uncle did.

the only one i have not done is the three ring

Thomas Workshop (author)DDW_OR2017-01-08

This is really good and interesting. I like it :)

dvdvija (author)DDW_OR2017-01-08

Hey, how about sharing your knowledge. They look pretty cool.

tcman2006 (author)2017-01-08



Gilmorte (author)2017-01-08

Incredible, very witty

Thanks for share¬°

Thomas Workshop (author)Gilmorte2017-01-08


dvdvija (author)2017-01-08

This is awesome project. I will give this a go!!!! Thanks for sharing.

Thomas Workshop (author)dvdvija2017-01-08


WoodPlusMore (author)2017-01-07

This is really neat, great job!

Thank you :)

random_builder (author)2017-01-06

Cool! You could even enter this in the wooden toys contest.


Modern Rustic Workshop (author)2017-01-05

So cool! I am going to make one of these for my desk eventually! Great project!

Yonatan24 (author)2017-01-05

Why did you cut the wood with an angle grinder?

Because when I cut perpendicular to the grain of the wood using an angle grinder, I always have perfect edges.

Jakes workshop (author)Yonatan242017-01-05

lol, handsaw is to mainstream :P

gm280 (author)2017-01-04

Very interesting. Now I know.

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