Squares and Triangles Decoration Box




Nice and easy project to make an impressive decoration box.

Can be made in different sizes. (I actually plan to make another one a bit smaller, maybe half size, to put next to this one)

All parts are glued. no screws or nails.

Step 1: Cut the Pieces

I got a big Plywood board from work and I cut out the pieces from it.

6 pieces of 30x30 cm Squares

8 pieces of 30x30x30 Equilateral triangle

Step 2: Grind the Edges

Need to grind a bit the edges to get more surface touching when the pieces are attached.

As you can see, I used a low quality plywood. But even with that it ended up to be a very nice box.

Step 3: Gluing and Finishing.

Start gluing the pieces together.

Start with a Square flat down and add two triangles and another square between the two triangles.

Note: the angle between each two squares is 90 Degrees.

May need to support the parts with tape on the outside or in a different way.

Apply the glue from the inside.

Let it dry for few hours before continuing with more parts.

Once all parts are glues, send it and paint with any color you prefer.

The finished form is very solid. It had no problem holding my wight sitting on it.



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    7 Discussions


    2 years ago

    I'm sorry but the moment I saw this was d12, even though its 14, this was solidly reinforced when you said it had no problem holding your wight :D

    for those who don't know a wight is a type of ghost.


    Reply 2 years ago

    I did put some extra effort on this one. ;-)


    2 years ago

    I really like this project. But it is a shame you can't use all that area inside. Maybe a hinged part to allow some storage. Good project anyways.

    2 replies

    Reply 2 years ago

    I also thought about that but I was worried that leaving one part (Triangle or Square) completely loose, will reduce dramatically the firmness of the entire form as there is no support from the inside.
    It would have also limit me in how to position the box...


    Reply 2 years ago

    What if you were to cut out a square within one of the sides that was a square and make that hinged? All the edges would maintain contact, and therefore, you wouldn't have to sacrifice strength for practicality. It's quite a nice creation regardless of access to the inside. Keep it up.